Although our testing is completely confidential, these former clients have graciously consented to share their stories. Some have chosen to use pseudonyms.

Adults

Anna Stephenson

"The Johnson O’Connor staff were very helpful in giving me ideas for how to align my career with my strengths."...

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Payne Family

A Family Tradition Though we often test more than one family member, the breadth of the Payne family's experience is...

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From Oceanography to Economics

I took your aptitude tests before entering college. I thought I wanted to be an oceanographer. Your tests directed me...

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Going Green

". . . having your voice in my ear saying '3-D design, creative, long range goals, work deeply with a...

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Aptitudes Focus: After 2 Days and 20 Tests, I Knew the Answer

by Anita Cheng My teaching career I'm a teacher. It took three student loans, six years of school, countless interviews,...

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How Big Are Your Pixels?

by Dr. Joel Orr, from Computer Aided Engineering It's not that our marriage was really at risk, but there was...

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The Examined Life—A Report from the Front

by Paul F. DuFlo Today's job and career marketplaces are more competitive than ever. Downsizing, restructuring, out-sourcing, and—dare I say...

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Personal Reflections on Testing

by Robert A. Pease Once upon a time there was a very smart guy—let's call him Bob—who was getting lousy...

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Are You in the Wrong Job?

by Chris Dupin Do you find your job fulfilling? Are you able to summon seemingly boundless reserves of energy and...

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Elise Girard: Software Industry Professional

A different motivation Elise Girard came to the Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation when she was in between jobs and was...

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An Unhappy Manager

When Daniel Adam came to the Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation, he was the Director of Payroll for the city in...

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Will McIntyre: Profiling

Peter Schultz, the president of Photo Researchers Inc. in New York, invited me into his office in the mid-1980s when...

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John Alderman: Sixty Years of Guidance

An Interview We encourage clients to let us know how they’ve made use of their testing results, and it is...

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Hope Grant: Setting Goals in Psychology

I am in that phase of life where the question keeps popping up, "What should I do with my life?"...

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Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman

In the beginning... I've never truly known what it is I wanted to be. I had the typical desires that...

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Private Investigator

An Interview with an Investigator After graduating from a West Coast State University with a BA in Communication Theory, I...

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Law Firm Owner

Finding My Place in Law I am so pleased to recommend the Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation's aptitude testing. A psychiatrist...

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Five Veterans

Grushenka A., Army, New York The JOC assisted in reassuring me that I was focusing on the correct civilian path...

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Garth E. Johnson

Dear Mr. Roger Rindge, I hope this message finds you and Johnson O'Connor LA in good shape. It has been...

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Dr. Huntington Lyman

In 1983, shortly after my graduation from college, I invested two days in Johnson O'Connor's aptitude testing program. It was...

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From Programmer to Teacher

I was tested at your Seattle facility sometime in the late winter of 2013. Your tests said I would be...

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Patricia Keyes

To whom it may concern,  I promised to let you know how things worked out for me after being tested...

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Robin

A few friends had recommended the testing for our 14-year-old daughter, who we homeschooled until fifth grade. She’s always been...

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College Students

Alexa Pagel: My First Job

When Alexa came in for testing, she was in her final year of college, and making post-graduation plans. Her major,...

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Carly Summer

Dear JOCRF, My name is Carly Sumner and I am a college senior, double majoring in Psychology and Pre-Med. I...

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Follow-up Survey

For this survey, we sampled clients who tested with us three years ago who were not employed at the time...

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High School Students

WGN in Chicago

WGN in Chicago reported on the beneficiaries of a sponsored program for our testing is Sterling, Illinois. Watch it here.

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Three Students: Setting Up Personal Goals

We asked Mary and David Reece, two educational counselors with whom we’ve worked for several years, to update us on...

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Lucy Lewis: Choices, Choices Everywhere

Were you born with the mission of saving the whales? Do you actually know what you want to be when...

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Victoria: 14 Year Old Home Schooler

I was really excited when my mom told me about the aptitude testing—it was a cool idea, and I thought...

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