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Communicating Your Strengths: A CliftonStrengths Workshop


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

Communicating Your Strengths: A CliftonStrengths workshop, September 15 at 3:00 pm

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.

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.

Seats for this in-person workshop are very limited. Registration has now closed. All registrants must agree to complete the online assessment by September 12 and to attend the 90-minute workshop on September 15. Registrants who complete the assessment but do not attend the workshop may be asked to reimburse The Graduate School for the cost of the assessment.

This event is part of The Graduate School’s Professional Development Series and is co-sponsored with the Office of Postdoctoral Services. Questions? Contact The Graduate School's professional development team at


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