Lab 1:

Learn Your Strengths

Topics covered in this lab:

  • CliftonStrengths
  • Reflecting on your strengths
  • Career Exploration & Discovery


First step! Take the CliftonStrengths Assessment

In order to take the CliftonStrengths Assessment you must first receive an Access Code from Career and Professional Development. Please email to receive a CliftonStrengths Access Code.

Use the link below to enter the Access Code and take the self-assessment. It is important that you set aside at least 30 minutes for this activity and that you complete it in one sitting. Once you have finished, review your findings! We suggest reading all your reports: Strengths Insight Guide, Signature Themes Report, Strengths Insight and Action-Planning Guide.

If you have any questions or issues, email for assistance.

Reflecting on your top 5 strengths

CliftonStrengths Reflection Activities

My Strengths and How I Use Them

This reflection activity will help give you perspective on how you use your strengths in everyday life. Before completing this activity, make sure you review your CliftonStrengths "Signature Themes" document, found under "Personalized Strengths Exports." Highlight whatever statements, words, or phrases stand out most to you.

Strengths in Media

This reflection activity will challenge you to think about your top strengths as they relate to others.

Note: All reflection activities are available as downloadable worksheets in the "Quick-Access Resources" section.

Career Exploration & Discovery

To access "What Can I Do With This Major?" ...

Go to the Career and Professional Development page on the MMC website.

Scroll down to the bottom right of the page.

Click on the "What Can I Do With This Major" logo (as shown in the image to the right) to gain access.

From the O*NET website...

"My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. The site has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience."