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

You are strongly encouraged to complete the assessment by Friday, August 28 in order to take advantage of various opportunities this fall!

Taking the CliftonStrengths Assessment

Programs & Resources

Below you will find programs and resources available to students to support your understanding of CliftonStrengths to maximize your opportunities for success in your first year at NC State.

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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.