Using Strengths to Mentor Students

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Since fall 2011, the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities has offered over 10,000 incoming first-year students the Clifton StrengthsFinder inventory within a larger framework of the StrengthsQuest higher education program. This presentation highlights a collaborative campus-wide approach to building students’ strengths, with a focus on how to use strengths through mentorship in a variety of student affairs divisions and how this can greatly benefit students. This presentation will also assist practitioners seeking to implement one-to-one strengths-based activities into their own professional practice, their unit, and/or at their institution.


Presented at the Minnesota College Professionals Association (MCPA) fall conference, Rochester, MN, November 4, 2013.

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Hinz, Katy; Bryant, Kelly; Soria, Krista M.. (2013). Using Strengths to Mentor Students. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

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