Bentley Undergraduate Career Services is a Strengths-based office! Through the use of the Clifton StrengthsFinder test results, we are able to identify and capitalize on our student’s strengths—both academically and career-wise. From the moment our students step foot on campus, we’re committed to helping them truly understand their strengths as they begin exploring careers. Of course, you will know when and where you will be at your best; but we are here to support you on that journey!
What are strengths you ask? Well, they begin with talents, the patterns in your consistent thoughts and behaviors that make up who you are. When you add skills and knowledge to those talents, they become strengths and these strengths allow for unlimited potential in all aspects of your life. As a student, you must search for patterns in your actions and used them to understand your present and future life experiences. Luckily, we are here to help you with that!
We strongly believe that when you know your strengths, you know the value you bring to the opportunities around you. We have found that knowing AND using your strengths has an impact on every aspect of your college experience.
Additionally, analyzing your strengths can play a significant role in determining what career(s) is the best-fit, so it’s important to be aware of what you excel in. Reading through the personalized Strengths report that is generated after the completion of the test helps our students:
- Discover what they naturally do best.
- Learn how to develop their greatest talents.
- Use their customized assessment results to live their best life!
In order to enhance our student’s understanding of their strengths, next semester we are introducing a NEW series… TALENT TUESDAY’S! This all-new blog series will feature a different talent theme each week. The post will include a short video introducing the Strength as well as 3 action items to help students make Strengths-driven decisions. Lastly, the posts will include insight from our very own Kristine Vidic, Senior Associate Director for Career Education & Innovation, and a certified StrengthsFinder Coach to help YOU live your best, strengths-based life!
The goal of these posts is to help you:
- Gain improved self-awareness.
- Find a new way to explain who you are to others.
- Learn about proven ways to improve your performance.
Stay tuned next month for the 1st Talent Tuesday featuring the Achiever talent theme. If you have Achiever in your Top 5, you won’t want to miss out on this insight!