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The StrengthsFinder® assessment can assist you with discovering and understanding your strengths and talents. Completing the assessment will provide you with a list of your “top five” signature themes, which can help you enhance the behaviors that lead to success. You will be able to focus on your strengths and understand how they can translate into a career or post-graduate education plan. This assessment is only available through our office to current undergraduate students with at least one major in the College of the Liberal Arts. If you are not a student in the College of the Liberal Arts, we encourage you to contact your college and/or Career Services for information about assessment tools available to you. Please do not share your code with another student; this tool is paid for by Liberal Arts alumni and should only be used by Liberal Arts students.

Completing StrengthsFinder® can help you:

  • Recognize talents and shape them into strengths
  • Identify skills that will help with your future career
  • Assist with exploring careers that match your strengths
  • Offer guidance about how to build your strengths and talents
  • Provide interview preparation tips

StrengthsFinder® is an assessment tool that will help you think about your strengths and how to leverage them. We encourage students to schedule an appointment with Network staff to discuss results. Keep in mind that the assessment is not a "career-finding" tool, but does assist in exploration of future goals.

To complete StrengthsFinder®:

  1. Complete the StrengthsFinder® Access Code Request Form . Please allow three business days to receive your code.
  2. After receiving your access code, go to
  3. On the upper-right hand corner of the main page, click "Register."
  4. On the Registration tab, type your access code and the verification code (that appears on the page) in the corresponding fields. Then click "Continue with Registration"

    NOTE: The verification code is not case-sensitive. (If you need help signing in, call the StrengthsQuest Help Desk at 1-888-211-4049 or e-mail .).

  5. Complete all of the fields on the “StrengthsQuest® Registration” page and click "Continue."
  6. Take the Clifton StrengthsFinder®: Allow 45 minutes. If you lose your connection, sign in with your username and password; you will automatically be returned to where you left off. You have 20 seconds to respond to each item. Once you’ve completed the Clifton StrengthsFinder®, you will have access to your reports and additional resources in your account.

After you receive your Signature Theme Report, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with a Career Enrichment Network staff member (you will do this through your Nittany Lion Careers account).

Helpful reminders to make the most out of your meeting: 

  • Bring your report to your meeting.
  • Bring any professional development materials you are working on: resume, cover letter, internship/job description, etc.
  • If you are scheduling a meeting to fulfill a class requirement, bring along questions and discussion topics that will assist with completing any assignments.
  • Think about what you'd like to get out of the meeting. For example:
    • Are you preparing for an upcoming interview and do you want to learn how to integrate your strengths into your answers?
    • Would you like to improve your resume by talking about your strengths more powerfully?
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