Helping Admission Counselors and Offices of Student Retention
Download our free white papers/guides for professionals, like "Personality–College Major Match and Student Success" (new!)
Boost student recruitment, advising, grades, student retention, and graduation by using a powerful new approach – Personality–Major Match.
Scientific studies over the past ten years show that the closer the match between students' personality and their college major, the more likely they are to earn higher grades, persist, and graduate on time.
Unfortunately, these findings appear in technical, obscure research journals – and are not well known. Career Key's white paper Personality–College Major Match and Student Success is the first to summarize them and describe ways they can be used by professionals working in admissions and retention.
The companion paper, Choosing a College Major Based on Your Personality, What does the research say?, is popular with students and parents. More than 200,000 copies were downloaded in the first six months of its publication in 2012.
Career Key helps you take advantage of these findings – providing tools and resources that are professional–quality, practical, affordable, and easy to implement. They include two essential elements:
- A brief scientifically valid measure of Holland's personality types, the Career Key® test, and
- A scientifically valid classification of college majors and postsecondary training programs according to Holland type in an attractive, affordable eBook, Match Up! Your Personality to College Majors.
A growing number of colleges are using our unique College Major Match™ service.
We classify your college's majors according to Holland type and list them on the Career Key website. Each major is linked to the college's description, at their website.
Prospective and continuing students are directed to the majors at your college that fit their personality – ones in which they are most likely to get good grades and graduate on time. More.
- We offer self–help articles like:
“Match Up! encourages a learner–centered interaction between understanding one's key personality types and occupational and training information… [It] will be of great use to students and counselors who need to provide a list of options related to personality in a quick manner... It is a great resource that provides solid information necessary for making effective career decisions.” Read more.
Debra Osborn, Ph.D.
National Career Development Association
Together, these tools and resources help colleges recruit, admit, advise, retain, and graduate students on time.
To learn more, email Vice President, Juliet Wehr Jones.