FOCUS 2 Career Assessment

FOCUS 2 is an online, interactive career exploration tool that combines career exploration and decision making into one comprehensive tool. FOCUS 2 also helps students determine the right major that supports their career goals. Students typically need 1 to 2 hours to explore all the resources in FOCUS 2.

Create Your FOCUS 2 Account

  1. Go to the FOCUS 2 website

  2. Click "Get Started"
    FOCUS 2 Get Started Graphic 
  3. On the Register page, type in "suncat" in the Your Access Code field.
    FOCUS 2 Access Code Graphic 
  4. Complete the form with your information. An email address is necessary if you forget your password.  Select an estimated graduation date. If you don't know when you plan to graduate, an estimate is good. Also, include your CNM Student ID Number.

  5. Click the Continue button to create your account.

Take Self Assessments

After logging in using your new FOCUS 2 account, start at Career Readiness or Self-Assessment.

  • Career Readiness is a great starting point to address and identify involvement in activities that support career and educational decisions and identify academic strengths.
  • Self-Assessment is where you can take five different quizzes to find more about your work interests, personality, skills, values, and leisure interests. Look through your list of recommended careers and highlight the top 5-10 choices.

Learn More About Careers

  • See Your Top Career Choices helps you identify and explore occupations and majors from your assessment results. Save your favorite occupations and majors.
  • Explore the Possibilities shows you occupations by name or industry. Compare occupations side-by-side. Find majors at CNM that match your career interests by going to "What can I do with a major in?"
  • Your Career Portfolio is where you can review and print your portfolio, including a summary of your assessment results. Save at least 3-4 occupations and majors of interest. Bring your portfolio when you meet with an Academic Advisor or Achievement Coach.