Develop Engaged & Thriving Students, On Campus and Beyond.

Join more than 600 schools preparing students for great jobs and great lives using Gallup's StrengthsQuest solutions, powered by the CliftonStrengths online talent assessment.

Students need to use their strengths to truly succeed.

College graduates expect that their education will provide them a better life.

But Gallup finds that just 39% of college grads are engaged at work. And only 11% are thriving in all five elements of their well-being.

So, how can leaders like you increase the value of the college experience for students?

You start by helping students discover their natural talents; then teach them how to develop their talents into strengths, and coach them to apply their strengths during their experiences on campus.

Because the best schools help students get the most out of their college experience by playing to their strengths.

Just 39% of college graduates are engaged at work.

Only 11% of college graduates are thriving in all five elements of their well-being.

Just one-third of recent graduates with high student loan debt say their education was worth the cost.

Use StrengthsQuest® to transform the way your students experience college.

When students learn to use their strengths, they thrive.

They identify the classes and craft the careers that allow them to do what they do best. They develop deep, meaningful relationships with friends and mentors that can transcend their time on campus. They learn to live within their means now and plan for their financial future. They discover how to live healthy lives, both physically and emotionally. And they leave a positive impact on their campus by applying their talents in leadership roles and in clubs and organizations.

Thriving students are engaged in their schools because their schools deliver on the promise of helping students live a better life, on campus and beyond.

For students, living a better life starts with using their strengths. And using their strengths starts with StrengthsQuest.

Watch Tom Matson, senior director of executive leadership for education at Gallup, discuss how to use strengths-based development to create a campus of more engaged, thriving students.

StrengthsQuest starts when students, faculty and staff get the opportunity to identify their unique talents using the CliftonStrengths assessment.

But the best schools don't just administer an assessment. The best weave strengths-based development into every corner of their campus.

Because when school leaders, faculty and staff discover and develop their strengths, they can create engaging and thriving experiences for their students.

And when students are engaged and thriving, they are empowered to succeed academically, personally and professionally.

The Best Schools Use StrengthsQuest® to Help Students:

Discover Their CliftonStrengths™

All StrengthsQuest programs start with Gallup's CliftonStrengths assessment, which helps students and educators to discover, understand and maximize their strengths.

Develop Their CliftonStrengths™

Educators use StrengthsQuest to support students and faculty and staff as they learn how to apply their strengths to succeed in and out of the classroom.

Apply Their CliftonStrengths™ to Live Engaged & Thriving Lives

By completing Gallup's strengths coaching curriculum, leaders learn how to develop happier, healthier and more engaged students through ongoing coaching conversations.

University of Colorado

"Now, every year, 6,000 new students will learn their strengths and how to use them productively to improve well-being and engagement. And 1,000 staff and faculty members in the region -- at CU-Boulder and other campuses -- are involved in learning about strengths."

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Kansas State University

"In an effort to increase the retention, engagement, and overall well-being of its students, Kansas State University has partnered with Gallup to become a strengths-based campus."

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University of Chicago

"The use of [StrengthsQuest] will allow us to begin meeting our goals of providing skill development to the graduate and undergraduate community by empowering our students to invest in their personal success through their engagement with the University of Chicago."

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Gallup-Purdue Index 2015 Report

Examine the link between key college experiences and positive alumni outcomes, based on interviews with more than 30,000 graduates.


Gallup-Purdue Index 2014 Report

The inaugural report featuring groundbreaking research on the degree to which graduates have great jobs and lead great lives.


The Clifton StrengthsFinder® and Student Development

A summary and critique of existing strengths-based educational research using the CliftonStrengths assessment.


"Our greatest contribution is to be sure there is a teacher in every classroom who cares that every student, every day, learns and grows and feels like a real human being."
- Don Clifton, Father of Strengths-Based Psychology

Develop Engaged & Thriving Students Using StrengthsQuest®.

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