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Tools for student selection and career advice

We develop online tools for student selection and career advice.

For prospective students choosing the right field of study is an important decision, as is choosing the right students as a university. Our research and tools support both prospective students and universities in making an informed decision.

Which field of study fits my interests and abilities? Which vocational training should I choose? These are important questions students ask themselves when they reach the end of their school education and they often feel overwhelmed in answering them. In order to support them effectively, we have launched various research projects and developed several self-assessment tools.

University also have a vast interest in supporting prospective students to make an informed decision. Some universities can and must actively select students for certain fields of study.  For these purposes, we have also developed various credible and efficient solutions.

Tools and projects developed in relation to course suitability:

  • OSA portal: The independent comparison portal for online self-assessments to help students choose a course
    Cooperation partner: University of Applied Labour Studies of the Federal Employment Agency (Germany)
    Duration: November 2015 to October 2018
  • – Developing and introducing a self test to help students­ choose­ a course in Switzerland
    Client: School of Applied Psychology (FHNW) / FHNW
    Duration: since 2012
  • Developing an internet-based self-assessment for Psychology
    Client: University of Zurich/School of Applied Psychology (FHNW)
    Duration: 2012-2014
  • Explorix: Revision of the Explorix professional register (German translation of the "self-directed search" test developed by John Holland)
    Client: Huber-Verlag
    Duration: 2012-2014
  • Development of a tool for supporting the educational choices of secondary school students using gamification elements
    Client: Canton of Basel-Landschaft/cooperation partner: FHNW School of Education
    Duration: January 2017 to December 2019

FHNW School of Applied Psychology

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Applied Psychology Riggenbachstrasse 16 CH - 4600 Olten