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Identify your strengths, interests, and values while exploring various vocational paths connected to the academic majors at Northland. Exploring is the first stage in charting your future and opportunities in the emerging green economy.

Focus 2: Interactive Self Assessment Tool

The Northland College Career Center has teamed up with Focus 2 to bring you a new online, self-guided, interactive program designed to help you select the right college major for you and plan your career based on your personal interests, values, skills, personality, and aspirations. Your access link for this program:


If you have any questions about FOCUS 2, please contact the Northland Career Center.

  1. To create a new user account, click on the Focus 2 login link above. Next, decide on your own username and password for future use. You will need an access code, so if you were directed here, that should appear in the email you were sent. If you don’t have it, email careers@northland.edu.
  2. Be sure to remember your personal username and password as the Career Center will not have it.
  3. We suggest you begin by working on the first six assessments. You can exit and return to the program at any time. Each section takes ten to fifteen minutes; the whole program takes less than two hours to complete.
  4. When finished, take a look at your report. You can also make an appointment with the Career Center to further discuss your results by emailing careers@northland.edu.

First-year Students
FOCUS 2 can help you select majors and consolidate career goals. Work on as many sections as you can in both of the Career Readiness and Self Assessment categories. If you are trying to select your major, we highly recommend the Academic Strengths section, as well as the five sections in the Self Assessment category.

Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Click on the Combine the Results of Multiple Assessments to see how all of your results work together. This will generate a list of occupations related to your assessment results. Once you have an understanding of your interests, personality, skills, values, and leisure interests, use the Explore the Possibilities section to research potential careers. This section provides information about each career including educational background and salary information.

You can also complete a side-by-side comparison of careers. If you would like, you can consolidate all of your reports into a portfolio in the Personal Portfolio section. We recommend you do this step if you have completed most or all of the assessment sections. If you have only taken one or two sections, it may not be necessary.