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In partnering with CliftonStrengths for Students, NC State’s Common Experience strives to help each first-year student engage their talents in a new way. According to Gallup, the CliftonStrengths assessment is a Web-based assessment of normal personality from the perspective of Positive Psychology.

By integrating CliftonStrengths into your work with students, you can contribute to their success by:

  • Creating a common language across campus that contributes to a sense of community
  • Increasing students’ self-awareness and their understanding and appreciation of others
  • Developing students to their full potential in areas including academics, career, leadership, and relationships
  • Increasing students’ overall confidence, engagement, and sense of responsibility in pursuing their academic and career goals
  • Improving student retention, graduation, and satisfaction

Common Experience Timeline

Students are strongly encouraged to complete the assessment by the first day of class to take advantage of various opportunities this fall.

Taking CliftonStrengths

Available on a first-come, first-served basis, faculty and staff have the opportunity to complete the CliftonStrengths assessment at no charge through NC State if they are supporting first-year students or the Common Experience. Please note, there are a limited number of assessments available to faculty and staff. Additionally, if you have completed CliftonStrengths, you can connect your account to NC State. Please see below for instructions on taking the assessment or connecting your CliftonStrengths account to NC State.

Still Have Questions?

If you have questions related to the CliftonStrengths for Students assessment or the Common Experience, please contact New Student Programs at or 919.515.1234 for assistance.