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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.”

Learn more below about how to take the CliftonStrengths for Students assessment and opportunities to engage with your strengths throughout your first year on campus!

Students are strongly encouraged to complete the assessment by Monday, August 16 in order to be prepared to discuss in first year courses and take advantage of various opportunities this fall.

Taking the CliftonStrengths Assessment

Opportunities to Learn about Your Strengths

Whether you want to learn more with others or on your own, the resources below offer you more insight into CliftonStrengths and how to utilize your strengths in a variety of settings. From class and leadership positions to a job search and personal relationships, you can leverage your strengths. Learn more about the workshop opportunities and additional resources below!

To register for a workshop:

  • Click on the workshop title below
  • Select the date you wish to attend and click on the link
  • Once in the Reporter system, select the blue “Register Now” button
  • Select “Proceed” and login in with your Unity ID and password
  • Follow the directions from there to register via the Reporter system

The following resources may take you to websites external to NC State and are meant for informational purposes related to CliftonStrengths. For in-depth discussions about CliftonStrengths, register for one of our workshops above!

CliftonStrengths Student Success Guide

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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.