In order to plan your career, the first, and the most fundamental step is to know yourself. Understanding your core values, career interests, strengths and weaknesses, as well as your preferred work style will definitely help you determine your best career path and work environment.


There are several self-assessment tools that can assist you in better understanding yourself. The most popular ones include CareerLeader, MBTI, Strength Finder, etc.



About CareerLeader



CareerLeader is the primary career assessment tool used by CDC. It is developed by Drs. Butler and Waldroop at Harvard Business School and is widely used in today's top business schools and the corporate world. It is a fully integrated approach to business career self-assessment built on the premise that one's interests, motivators and skills will drive their future career success and satisfaction.


CareerLeader is used by over 330 world’s top business schools and corporations. It has been designed to:


-     Conduct expert assessments of your unique pattern of business-relevant interests, motivators and skills.

-     Match you to 33 business-related careers when compared to our database of hundreds of thousands of business professionals.

-     Help you understand what organizational cultures will be the best fit for you.

-     Provide concrete advice you can use to plan and implement strategies to achieve your career goals, like interview tips, industry sketches and more.



You can email CDC at to ask for an account to log on CareerLeader website ( You can take three separate assessments on your career interests, motivators, and skills online. After taking the assessments, you will get a report which you may want to print out and bring to CDC. This report will serve as an important reference when we provide career advice in your one-on-one career counseling session.



How to Apply for CareerLeader Account?


CareerLeader is a paid online assessment tool. For students who are interested in utilizing it in career planning process, please fill out the following information and send it to CDC at

Email Title: CareerLeader Account


Your Name:

Student Number:




Mobile Number:


Please pay 150 RMB directly to CDC, located in Room 108 of #1 Guanghua Building. You will receive a confirmation E-mail with your CareerLeader account information. CDC suggests you to finish the online tests within two months after we set up your account.