The University of Tennessee encourages students to be intentional about their leadership, academic, and professional development during their time on campus. CliftonStrengths helps students identify their talents, develop those talents into strengths, and apply their strengths in experiences that will help them be successful both inside and outside the classroom.
According to Gallup research, teams and people who focus on their strengths are:
as likely to report having an excellent quality of life
as likely to be engaged in their jobs
How Can Strengths Help You?
I am a Student
At UT, students discover their top strengths and creatively apply them in academics, careers, and personal pursuits.
I am a Faculty or Staff Member
Faculty and staff at UT recognize and leverage their strengths while also supporting students in identifying and utilizing their own unique strengths.
My Student Attends UT
Families can aid students in discovering their strengths and using them to foster personal growth and success in daily life.
“What would happen if we studied what was right with people versus what’s wrong with people?”
— Donald O. Clifton
Focus on Your Strengths
We’ve all wondered who we are and what makes us unique.
The CliftonStrengths assessment answers those questions. This online test (formerly named the Clifton StrengthsFinder) measures the intensity of your talents in each of the 34 CliftonStrengths themes. These 34 themes represent what people do best. They categorize all that’s right with humankind, distilled down to 34 different themes.
The CliftonStrengths assessment produces a report featuring customized descriptions of your dominant strengths in ranked order.