FOCUS 2 is an online, personalized career and education planning system based on established career and counseling principles. It provides a complete picture of your interests, values, personality, skills, and leisure activities using self-assessment questionnaires, interest inventories, and personality testing. After assessing your personal attributes, the system searches its career and occupational information database to identify and analyze occupations and career paths that match your personal characteristics.
FOCUS 2 is available for use by all Grand Valley State University undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni.
To create an account, use the access code: gvsu
.All current students will need to register with their @mail.gvsu.edu Gmail account. If you are an alumni without a Gmail account, contact Justin McKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to access the FOCUS 2 login page.
• Enter the following Access Code: gvsu
• Enter your personal information being sure to select a username and password that you will remember easily.
Passwords are cASensItiVe.
If your forget your username or password, you can retrieve them from the returning student login page.
There is a link underneath the login box stating, "If you have forgotten your username or password, click
here." You will need to enter your email address, which will be your student Gmail address. The GVSU
Counseling Center does not have access to your password.
FOCUS 2 assesses you from a holistic standpoint (personality, interests, how you spend your leisure time,
etc.) and uses this data to guide you towards majors and careers that align with these characteristics.
Click here to download an informational PowerPoint about FOCUS 2.
The assessments will take you approximately 45 minutes to an hour. You can spend as much time as you
need researching the majors and careers that interest you.
Yes, FOCUS 2 saves your test results, selected majors/careers, and portfolio. There is an option to retake
any of the assessments once you log into FOCUS 2.
If you attended GVSU before Gmail accounts were assigned to students, you can email the FOCUS 2
administrator at email@example.com.
In the email, please include your:
• G number (if applicable)
• Year of attendance
• The email address you will want to use as your login.
• Please type "FOCUS 2 - Alumni" in the subject heading of your email
If you have any additional questions or seek further guidance, you can schedule an appointment with a
counselor by stopping by 204 Student Services Building, or by calling 616-331-3266.