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Communicating Your Strengths: A CliftonStrengths Workshop


Melissa Bostrom, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Professional Development

How do you describe your five greatest strengths? How can you leverage this information to communicate your capabilities to colleagues and potential employers? Using the CliftonStrengths assessment, this workshop will help you explore a new way to talk about your skills. We will investigate strategies for communicating your strengths to others, the challenges that your strengths might pose for you, and ways you can use information about your strengths to thrive in a team setting. The online CliftonStrengths assessment is offered to all registered participants in this limited-enrollment workshop open exclusively to Graduate School students and postdocs. Our facilitator is Melissa Bostrom, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Professional Development.

Graduate School students can take advantage of a free CliftonStrengths assessment. We recommend that participants complete the assessment by July 18 in preparation for the workshop.

Curious about the value of this workshop? Lucy Chikwetu, Ph.D. student in Electrical & Computer Engineering, reflected on what she learned from a past workshop: "That experience gave me the language that I needed to articulate my strengths and identify how they’ve helped me succeed." Read her full post here.

This event is part of The Graduate School’s Professional Development Series and is co-sponsored with the Office of Postdoctoral Services.


Communication, Core Competencies, Master's Series, Professional Development, Self Awareness