Clifton Builders Program

Clifton Builders Program - Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup
Clifton Builders Program

The Clifton Builders Program is designed to identify and develop students with high leadership and entrepreneurial potential. These students aspire to change the world by building new businesses, building teams, or building communities through leadership and involvement. Each year, Builders are selected in the spring semester of their first-year to begin courses the fall of their sophomore year.

Application deadline: February, 2019

Clifton Builder Tracks and Requirements

WHAT IS A BUILDER?

A builder is a person who has a natural gift to create economic energy and social impact where none existed before.

BEING A BUILDER

REQUIRED BUILDER COURSES MNGT 324B - Building a Life for Impact
MNGT 360B - Organizational Behavior
ENTR 321B - Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Organizations
ADDITIONAL COURSES Minor - 3 credit hours / Major - 15 credit hours (scroll to "OPTION: Clifton Builders" on the linked page for more details.
TRACKS There are 3 academic tracks, and each Builder selects one based on personal interest. Each track provides elite real-world experience through experiential components. Learn more about these opportunities below:
Business Track
Team Track
Community Track
BUILDER COHORT Upon selection, Builders join a cohort in which they will take classes and participate in a variety of events together. These opportunities are aimed at fostering strong relationships within each cohort, and they may include networking events, activities within the College of Business, business-related field trips, social events, and more.
COACHING Builders are assigned a certified student strengths coach to learn how to develop and apply their strengths for success in their academic, career, and personal aspirations.
MENTORSHIP Builders have the opportunity to connect with other entrepreneurs and mentors in their areas of interest to further develop the knowledge and skills necessary for pursuing their passions.
EXTERNAL ORGANIZATIONS Builders are encouraged to participate in one or more organizations outside of the Clifton Builders Program, either on campus or within the community.

WHAT ARE THE THREE BUILDER TRACKS?

Business Builder Track

Community Builders Student

Students with entrepreneurial energy to create a successful business.

• Consult with a small-business or start-up organization
• Start your own business
• Participate in Nebraska 3-2-1 Quick Pitch and Business Plan competition
• Serve as a student start-up assistant in the Center for Entrepreneurship
• Participate in the NUTech Ventures incubator
• Leverage a student-run business on campus

Team Builder Track

Community Builders Student

Students with a passion to lead teams that can energize and transform organizations.

• Complete the UNL Civic Engagement Certificate
• Participate in a service learning travel experience
• Get involved with a nonprofit or governmental service agency
• Sit on the board for a non-profit organization

Community Builder Track

Community Builders Student

Students with a passion for making the world a better place by building communities.

• Serve as a peer strengths coach in the Clifton Strengths Institute
• Serve as a Strengths Coach for BSAD 111
• Complete an internship with Gallup or Gallup Client
• Work as a workplace consultant for the Builder Advisory Board

I am a Clifton Builder because I want to contribute 
my strengths to building a well-bonded community. 
I’ve learned more about my strengths and how to 
leverage them in life, and I’ve become more 
independent and self-confident. Phat Nguyen, Management major from Lincoln, Nebraska

Meet Our Clifton Builders

Clifton Builders 2018

Megan Boyle
Megan Boyle
Bayley Brake
Bayley Brake
Sarah Bubak
Sarah Bubak
Connor Castleman
Connor Castleman
Tyler Clark
Tyler Clark
Coleman Cooper
Coleman Cooper
Keaton Fricker
Keaton Fricker
Lauren Kubat
Lauren Kubat
Jake Litel-Smith
Jake Litel-Smith
Sydney Long
Sydney Long
Gunnar Millot
Gunnar Millot
Edgar Montoya
Edgar Montoya
Lauren Mosser
Lauren Mosser
Quan Nguyen
Quan Nguyen
Mary O'Keeffe
Mary O'Keeffe
Brittany Oligmueller
Brittany Oligmueller
Sydney Patterson
Sydney Patterson
Daniel Pearson
Daniel Pearson
Olivia Rempe
Olivia Rempe
Alex Sanchez
Alex Sanchez
Mike Schaffer
Mike Schaffer
Danny Sheffieck
Danny Sheffieck
Tanner Stalsberg
Tanner Stalsberg
Shelbe Stroh
Shelbe Stroh
Madison Talbert
Madison Talbert
Carolyn Thayer
Carolyn Thayer
Justin Wiebelhaus
Justin Wiebelhaus

Clifton Builders 2017

Elaina Bailey
Elaina Bailey
Quincey Bernard
Quincey Bernard
Brady Conant
Brady Conant
Jordan De Spong
Jordan De Spong
Joshua DeMers
Joshua DeMers
Ross Grieb
Ross Grieb
Melanie Harvey
Melanie Harvey
Sierra Hassel
Sierra Hassel
Austin Hofeling
Austin Hofeling
Spencer Hosch
Spencer Hosch
Jared Jesske
Jared Jesske
Sydney Lacher
Sydney Lacher
Alessandra Lonie
Alessandra Lonie
Patrick Messersmith
Patrick Messersmith
Frances Munro
Frances Munro
Lindsey Nelson
Lindsey Nelson
Callie Pancoe
Callie Pancoe
Deep Patel
Deep Patel
Macy Peregrine
Macy Peregrine
Shannon Raitt
Shannon Raitt
Andrew Ruboyianes
Andrew Ruboyianes
Conrad Shiu
Conrad Shiu
Guilber Sorto, Jr.
Guilber Sorto, Jr.
Emily Ware
Emily Ware

Clifton Builders 2016

Brenna Backemeyer
Brenna Backemeyer
Jasie Beam
Jasie Beam
Regan Burnham
Regan Burnham
Nathan Clark
Nathan Clark
Justin Coffey
Justin Coffey
Caitlin Goin
Caitlin Goin
Jared Hain
Jared Hain
Joseph Jeanetta
Joseph Jeanetta
David Landers
David Landers
Michaela Mapes
Michaela Mapes
Phat Nguyen
Phat Nguyen
Paige Pogue
Paige Pogue
Brianna Ridenour
Brianna Ridenour
Caleb Salter
Caleb Salter
Peyton Schriner
Peyton Schriner
Shivang Vaidya
Shivang Vaidya
Jackson Wendling
Jackson Wendling
Trevor Zank
Trevor Zank