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Communicating Your Strengths: A CliftonStrengths Workshop


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

Melissa Bostrom

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

The online CliftonStrengths assessment is offered to all registered participants in this limited-enrollment workshop open exclusively to Graduate School students and postdocs. Register no later than September 28 to receive your free access code for the assessment.

"That experience gave me the language that I needed to articulate my strengths and identify how they’ve helped me succeed." —Lucy Chikwetu, Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering, reflecting on what she learned from a past workshop

This workshop is part of the Mentoring and Communication Series sponsored by The Graduate School and the Office of Postdoctoral Services as well as the Master's Workshop Series.


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