Thursday, December 1, 2022
Student taking a pathfinder quiz


From a young age, we’re asked the simple yet daunting question, what are you going to be when you grow up? Adults are amused and delighted by the responses, and in some cases, childhood career dreams come true. For others, their career path remains an open, fluid question. In the current labour market, it is now likely to change jobs multiple times throughout your career, and even make big career changes. 

If your career path is an open question, if you’re looking to make a career change, or just exploring your career strengths, Fanshawe is here to help. Every day we answer questions like, What jobs are out there? What’s the right job for me? How do I get started? So we developed the Pathfinder Quiz, a career quiz to help you find the right career path for you. 

What is the Pathfinder Quiz?

Fanshawe’s Pathfinder assessment, powered by Career Key, is an easy way to discover career and program pathways that match your interests and strengths. Pathfinder is based on the most respected and widely used career theory, Holland's Theory of Career Choice, which was developed by internationally-recognized counselling psychologist, Dr. Lawrence K. Jones, NCC.

How do I take the quiz? 

In three short steps, Fanshawe’s Pathfinder Quiz will help you discover your career strengths and suggested career paths. 

  1. Complete the Pathfinder Quiz form to get started
  2. Decide whether statements about yourself are true, mostly true or not true
  3. Pathfinder will determine your Holland Code interest areas (Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising or Conventional) and suggest Fanshawe programs most suited to your career pathway


That’s it! We’ve found this quiz to be an effective tool to help students get started on their career path, and explore areas they may not have discovered otherwise! Try it out for yourself, and if you have any questions, email us at

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