FOCUS 2 guides users through a reliable, intuitive career and education decision making model to help them choose a college, select a major, explore occupations, make informed career decisions and take action in their career development.
FOCUS 2 provides valid and reliable assessments including Work Interests-Holland Code, Personality, Values, Skills, Leisure Interests and Career Planning Readiness. Assessment results are matched to supporting majors and career options with over 1000 occupations and up-to-date career information. With our bold new look and cutting edge functionality, the FOCUS 2 systems can be used on all devices.
Real time user results with detailed individual career portfolios, powerful aggregate usage reports, multiple administrators and customizing options.
The FOCUS 2 systems reflect the ground-breaking work of nationally prominent psychologists, Dr. Frank J. Minor of IBM, Dr. Donald Super, considered by many to be the founding father of career development, Dr. Roger Myers and Dr. David Tiedeman, both former presidents of the APA counseling division, and Dr. David Campbell of the Campbell-Strong Interest Inventory.
FOCUS 2 has been fully certified in meeting the highest level of standards established by the Association for Computer-Based Systems for Career Information and conforms to criteria established by the National Career Development Association and the U.S. Department of Labor.
We have been using the FOCUS 2 EXPLORE program since 2006. We have found it to be user friendly. Our students find it easier to use than other programs and it has much more information. Parents especially like how the student can find colleges based on what the student requires from a college. It gives us a way to monitor our students' progress.
CCPS, The College Planning Group, MA
FOCUS 2 CAREER provides a great starting point for students who are overwhelmed about the choices that are out there for programs of study.
Assistant Director, Academic and Career Services, University of Nebraska Kearney, NE
Central Penn is a career-focused college and does not admit students with undeclared majors. Nevertheless, exposing students to FOCUS 2 in Freshman Seminar has allowed us to effectively counsel students who were in the wrong major. This has led to increased satisfaction among those students.
Career Services Director, Central Penn College, PA
I am indeed happy to write a testimonial on the use of Focus 2 Apply here at Erie Community College. We use it with high school students who are looking to plan a pathway into a major here at Erie Community College. We have done several internal assessments on the use of Focus 2 by our students and have found it to be very useful in their decision making process.
Michael M. Golebiewski
Erie Community College, NY
Our students love using FOCUS 2 CAREER and many of our faculty are incorporating it into our Freshman orientation course.
Professor Connie Egelman
Coordinator, Career Development, Nassau Community College, NY
FOCUS 2 APPLY is a good recruitment tool. It is something you can give to prospective students and families and is cost efficient.
M.Ed., LPC, NCC Associate Director - Testing and Assessment, Texas Tech University, TX
I use FOCUS 2 with all different groups of students - including visiting high school juniors and seniors who have no idea where to begin! Provides a great starting point for users who are overwhelmed about the choices that are out there for programs of study.
University of Nebraska at Kearney, NE
FOCUS 2 APPLY has helped our college more effectively support our prospective students. It is self-led, easy to navigate and the reporting tools enable us to more easily determine student status and tailor additional service and support based on that status, such as providing assistance in selecting a major.
M.Ed., GCDF American Military University & American Public University, VA
The reliability and validity of the instrument impressed us the most, with the positive responses from students. The personalized report for students is very thorough. This system allows effective tracking reports. FOCUS 2 is customized to your university curriculum thus providing a great tool for student retention.
Director of Career Services, Concordia University, NE
Our mission is to develop computer-assisted career and education planning systems for use by students and people in career transition.
The company was founded in 1987 by Frank J. Minor, PhD., who now serves as our CEO. Prior to that, Dr. Minor held positions of Senior Psychologist at the IBM Corporation HQ in Armonk, NY and Director of Development of Education Systems at the IBM Advanced Systems Development Division.Learn More