Strengths at Illinois Tech

At Illinois Tech students have the opportunity to take Gallup’s CliftonStrengths assessment to learn how their natural talents apply to their professional, academic, and personal lives.

The impact of knowing and applying one’s strengths is significant. Gallup found that people who know and use their strengths are six times more likely to be engaged in school and work and three times more likely to report an “excellent” quality of life.

The CliftonStrengths assessment identifies one’s top five strengths and suggests ways to apply them on a daily basis, which leads to greater satisfaction, engagement, and productivity.

Career Services CliftonStrengths

With CliftonStrengths, you can

  • Identify what you do best and recognize ways to apply your strengths at school, work, and in your personal lives
  • Identify the courses and craft a career that allows you to do what you do best
  • Develop deep, meaningful relationships with friends and mentors that can transform your time on campus
  • Discover how to live a healthy life, both physically and emotionally
  • Learn to live within your means now and plan for your financial future
  • Apply your talents in leadership roles and in clubs and organizations

Here's What Students Have to Say

Rodrigo Lopez, a mechanical engineering student, wrote “Since I know my strengths, I can narrow my search for a career that best suits my ambitions and strengths. As a college student, I find the CliftonStrengths assessment a valuable tool that every Illinois Tech student should utilize. As future leaders, we should take advantage of every tool, resource, and support we can get.”

Follow These Instructions to Take the Strengths Assessment

  1. Go to iit.gallup.com 
  2. Register for an account with your myIIT username and login
  3. Take the assessment
  4. Sign up for a 30-minute self-assessment follow-up with a career coach. Email tdeguzman@iit.edu with any questions concerning Strengths Quest and other assessments.