Help Students Use Their Strengths

As a faculty or staff member working with students, there are many ways you can encourage and support students as they develop and apply their strengths. Below is some information and resources that can help you as your work with students on their strengths development.  

StrengthsQuest Website:

Direct students to the StrengthsQuest website where they can find action items that are aimed at each of their talent themes.There are two different ways that you can access the action items on the StrengthsQuest website.

Option A
To access general action items for each of the 34 talent themes follow the instructions below:

  1. Log into your StrengthsQuest account

  2. Click on the “My StrengthsQuest” tab in the upper left hand corner of the page

  3. Click on the “Apply” tab

     

Option B
To access action items that are specific to each of your top five themes follow the instructions below:

  1. Log into your StrengthsQuest account

  2. Click on the “My StrengthsQuest” tab in the upper left hand corner of the page (you should be brought to a page that allows you to choose different reports you can view and download. Each of the reports provides information about your top five talent themes.

  3. Click on the “download” button under the “Strengths Insight and Action-Planning Guide”.    This will allow you to download a report that provides action items that are specific to each of your top five talent themes. The action items listed in this report are different than the action items listed under the “Apply” tab described above.

Activities and Exercises to Use with Students:

There are many strengths-related activities you can do with students in one-to-one settings and/or in groups. Click here to get some ideas.

Strengths Guides & Videos:

 Short videos and workbooks on a variety of Strengths related topics: from how to apply your top 5 in academics, to exploring majors, to job searching, and more!

Strengths Stories:
Encourage students to check out stories of how students, staff, faculty, and alumni use their Strengths to be successful.

Engagement Tools:

Encourage students to think about how they want to explore their interests, identify their passions and develop their talents into strengths through on and off campus activities. The resources below can help students find opportunities in areas including campus leadership, student employment, research, volunteering, learning abroad & away, student groups, and internships.

Engage! is a Google-based search tool that allows you to search for opportunities to get engaged both on and off-campus. Opportunities in Engage! are typically on-going and not time or date sensitive. Make sure to check out our blog and Facebook page. They are continuously updated with new opportunities.

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