GVSU Career Center

Focus 2

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 the Career Center at careers@gvsu.edu.


Create an account

Returning student login

Faculty/staff admin login



Frequently Asked Questions

How do I create an account?

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 case sensitive.

How do I retrieve my username and/or password if I have forgotten them?

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 Career Center does not have access to your password.

Why should I use Focus 2?

Focus 2 assesses you from a holistic standpoint (personality, interests, how you spend your leisure time, etc.) and uses this data to guide you toward majors and careers that align with these characteristics. Want further info and assistance? Download the Focus 2 Workbook.

How much time will it take?

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.

Is my progress saved on Focus 2?

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.

How do I access Focus 2 if I am an alumni without a @mail.gvsu.edu account?

If you attended GVSU before Gmail accounts were assigned to students, you can email the Career Center at careers@gvsu.edu.

In the email, please include your:

  • Name
  • 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

I have additional questions about my Focus 2 results. Who should I contact?

If you have any additional questions or seek further guidance, you can schedule an appointment with an advisor by stopping by the Career Center or by calling (616) 331-3311.

Page last modified June 10, 2014