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Clifton Strengths Institute

Clifton Strengths Institute

Clifton Strengths Institute


At Nebraska, we believe in building up what’s right with people rather than what’s wrong. We aim to help students discover, develop and deploy their natural talents to be more successful in college and in life.

A National Model for Strengths-Based Education

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Become Your Best By Using Your CliftonStrengths

On the campus where strengths-based psychology first started, you’ll see the power of understanding and using your top five CliftonStrengths. As a student, you’ll take the CliftonStrengths assessment in the Investing in Strengths (BSAD 111) course and receive one-on-one coaching to achieve individualized academic, personal and professional success.

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Clifton Builders Program Students

Investing in Strengths (BSAD 111) Course

First-year business students learn how to develop and apply their strengths for success in college and beyond in this interactive course. After identifying their strengths through the CliftonStrengths assessment students learn how to leverage their strengths for specific outcomes including academics, major and career awareness, and engagement and well-being in college.

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Student Strengths Coaches

Selected for their ability to develop others, student strengths coaches mentor first-year business students in Professional Enhancement I: Investing in Strengths (BSAD 111). The coaches lead team meetings of up to 10 students once a week and facilitate two one-on-one strengths coaching sessions tailored to each team member to help them recognize and maximize their potential.

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Clifton Builders Program Students
Clifton Builders Program Students

Clifton Builders Program

Selected for their high leadership and entrepreneurial potential, Clifton Builders are challenged to create, disrupt and manage effectively. By choosing to pursue a Clifton Builders management major or minor, students learn how to build successful businesses, teams and communities and achieve higher levels of employee engagement to apply in their future positions of leadership.

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Clifton Strengths Institute Giving Fund

Support the academic, professional and administrative activities of the Clifton Strengths Institute.

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Clifton Strengths Institute
HLH 115
P.O. Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405