Strong Interest Inventory

The Strong Interest Inventory® (SII) is the most respected and widely used instrument for career exploration / planning in the world. With the reputation for being useful to students, professionals, and individuals at various stages in their exploration and career journey, the Career and Advising Center is happy to offer the inventory to NDSU’s prospective students, current students, and recent graduates (graduated in the last 5 years). How to choose a career (or major) based on interests?

What will the report tell me? This particular interest inventory report will help you to identify:

  • How to categorize your interest and major or careers that fit with those interests
  • Careers that people who are the most similar to you and your interest are in
  • What kinds of classes or involvements will help you to “try out” some of your interest areas, majors, or careers

What will the Strong cost? Our department only charges students what it costs for us to buy each report – $16.75.  If cost is a concern, please let us know.

Interested in seeing a sample of these reports and learning more? Reach out to us to see an example of the report and to learn if the Strong Interest Inventory is right for your situation and questions.  Exploration of majors and careers takes on many shapes and forms, so we’ll meet with you ahead of time to see if there are also other resources to help you get the answers to your questions.

To set up an appointment with a Certified Strong Interest Inventory staff member, please schedule via Navigate at or email

For other exploration resources, visit .