Using the Self-Assessment Tool

Self-assessment is doing a realistic appraisal of yourself and interests. It is the first step in the career planning process. Assessment tools cannot tell you what career or business discipline you should choose. They are designed to help you learn more about yourself so you can make an informed decision.


Developed by two experienced Harvard Business School career counselors, CareerLeaderrequires password is an interactive tool that offers a personalized, online self-assessment, turning insights about your skills, interests, motivators and passions into concrete recommendations for your business career path. Olin provides students free access to this valuable tool. Request access privileges by emailing us at

Your CareerLeader assessment can help you in choosing a career, preparing winning applications and successfully navigating the interview process. More than 200 leading business programs offer this assessment tool to students. Based on these assessments, CareerLeader:

  • Provides in-depth views into 27 business career paths and recommends specific career paths for your consideration
  • Rates your entrepreneurial attributes
  • Gives insight into how you might fit with a variety of corporate cultures
To meet with a career coach, schedule an appointment online, email, call 314-935-5950, or stop by the WCC in Knight Hall 210.