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UT Tyler Career Services Coordinator Receives Certifications

Krista Richardson, career services coordinator at The University of Texas at Tyler, has earned certifications to further assist students and alumni with career explorations, Dr. Lou Ann Berman, UT Tyler assistant vice president for student success, announced.

She received the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment qualification and Strong Interest Inventory qualification certificates from the company CPP, Inc., which is the exclusive publisher of both tools.

With the certifications, Richardson is qualified to purchase, administer and interpret the results of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory instruments. Both the MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory are instruments used to aid students and alumni in their career exploration. The assessments can be administered manually or online and are currently offered by the university via the Student Counseling Center.

“Krista’s attainment of these professional certifications enhances the options that the career services office can provide to UT Tyler students and alumni in helping them to develop and achieve their career goals,” Berman said.

To earn the certifications, Richardson completed both assessment qualification programs through Qualifying.org. The programs include 15-20 hour Web-based studies of the theory, construction, administration, interpretation and psychometric concepts and constructs of the instruments, followed by two-day application and interpretation workshops that focused on ethical and best practice interpretation and application strategies.

A UT Tyler staff member since 2001, Richardson holds a bachelor of science degree in journalism from Texas Christian University and a master of arts degree in interdisciplinary studies from UT Tyler.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of nearly 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.


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