Interest Exploration

What do you enjoy enough to spend 88,000 hours of your life doing?

If you work 40 hours a week, 50 weeks a year, for 44 years, that's how many hours you'll invest! Most of us need to work to get by, so why not enjoy what you do? The Career Services staff has a wide variety of free tools and activities to help you discover the type of major and career direction that you will find enjoyable and rewarding. Below you will find a link to our new 24/7  online assessment tool.


TypeFocus measures three interactive concepts: personality, interests and values. Through this program, you will gain personal insights and use that knowledge to develop rewarding relationships and discover careers that are best suited to your individual strengths. You can narrow your search from thousands of career choices to a few dozen. You can fine-tune your choices with over 10 search options such as "the fastest growing jobs" or "green careers" or by "knowledge" or "skills."

You will discover what further training is needed, create educational goals and career plans, and become confident that you are on the right track.

When people understand their personality preferences, they often experience a surprised "ah-ha" feeling of enlightenment. Choices and events that used to be puzzling now make sense.

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ONLINE RESOURCES - The following links provide resources for learning more about your interests and options.

What Can I Do With This Major - Lists career opportunities associated with most majors, primary employers in the field, and strategies to obtain employment.
Paragon Learning Style Inventory - a self-scoring learning style inventory to aid understanding of your learning characteristics
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Describes current and projected employment prospects in many career areas.

We can also help you:

  • Choose a major that will match your career desires

  • Meet someone who is already doing what you are interested in

  • Obtain an internship or other type of work opportunity to get work experience in your field

  • Learn and experience other fields of interest

  • For More Information:

    Vicki Webb, Director of Career Development, Telephone: 870.307.7227


    Lyon College
    2300 Highland Rd.
    Batesville, AR 72501