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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. It is the first instrument of this type developed expressly for the Internet.

Over a secure connection, the CliftonStrengths assessment presents 177 items to you. Each item consists of a pair of potential self-descriptors, such as “I read instructions carefully” versus “I like to jump right into things.”

Review the information below to learn more available resources, opportunities for training on using this with your students and taking the CliftonStrengths for Students assessment (if you have not already done so).

Students are strongly encouraged to complete the assessment by Monday, August 16 in order to take advantage of various opportunities this fall. You can review the student page for more information and frequently asked questions.

Resources & Trainings

Below you will find resources and trainings available to faculty staff to support your work with first-year students and the Common Experience.

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