StrengthsQuest is a great tool to discover more about yourself and how to capitalize on your talents to do well at the University of Minnesota.
- A great way to meet other people.
More and more students have taken the strengths assessment so it is a great way to strike up a conversation with other students, faculty and staff.
- A common language in which to tell your story.
Share your talent themes with others including students, advisers, supervisors, mentors and potential employers. Learn about different styles as well as they share their strengths with you.
- The power to create your unique college experience.
By focusing on what you do well, you can take responsibility for creating the best U of M experience possible.
- A tool to leverage your strengths to overcome challenges.
A strengths-focus does not mean that you ignore your weaknesses. Rather, you can leverage your strengths to address challenges you may encounter. For example, math may be a difficult subject for you. How can you utilize your strengths to approach how you study/learn math?
Through a strengths-based approach, you can do what you do best every day.
You will find many areas on campus that utilize a strengths-based approach, including:
- Residence hall living
- Career counseling
- Academic advising
- Student employment positions
- Classroom experiences
- Student organizations and leadership development.
Each of these areas approach strengths in their own way to help you develop and maximize your academic, personal and leadership development.