Gain confidence and enhance your learning experiences as you build an understanding of your natural talents and strengths. 

Sponsored by the College of Business Advising and Support Center and the Office of Professional Development and Engagement, the Gallup CliftonStrengths for Students program helps you identify your natural talents and strengths and understand how these skills can be used to improve performance and overall quality of life.

After completing the assessment, you will receive a personalized report that will help you recognize and understand more about yourself and how you can best contribute in academic, work, team, and leadership settings. As you progress through the College of Business curriculum, you‘ll want to take advantage of CliftonStrengths programming to provide you with a framework for self and social awareness. This will give you a common language to use with peers and future employers. By graduation, you will be able to name, claim, and aim  your strengths, and have insights on the qualities that make you unique.

Take the CliftonStrengths Assessment

Get started with two easy steps. First, create an account. Second, take the assessment. 

Create Your Strengths Account: 

  • Begin by going to the JMU CoB CliftonStrengths for Students home page (
  • Click Continue.
  • On the Sign-In page, click Create an Account.
  • Provide your account information and click Register. (You must use your email address when creating an account. Personal emails will not work.)

You will receive an email with the subject, “Your Account,” that contains a six-digit code. Type this code on the Email Verification page, and then click Submit.

Complete the Assessment:

The CliftonStrengths assessment consists of 177 paired descriptors, such as “I read instructions carefully” versus “I like to jump right into things.” For each paired set, you have 20 seconds to select the descriptor that fits you best and the extent to which it does so. The average completion time of the entire assessment is 35 minutes.  

NOTE: If you are unable to complete the CliftonStrengths assessment in one sitting, simply sign-in to the CliftonStrengths for Students site, and the assessment will automatically resume where you left off.

  • Navigate to the JMU CoB CliftonStrengths for Students home page (
  • Click Continue to Sign-In and use the username and password that you just created. 
  • After signing in, the assessment will begin. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the assessment. 
  • For Technical Assistance please visit the Help Center or contact 1-866-346-4408 (6 p.m. CST Sunday - 5 p.m. CST Friday)

NOTE: Remember your CliftonStrengths password as you will be using the results throughout your CoB career.

Understanding your CliftonStrengths Results

Your CliftonStrengths for Students portal has many resources for you to learn more about your natural talents and strengths. Log onto your account here to access these resources:

  • Strengths Insights and Action Planning Guide – This guide provides descriptions of your top five talents, describes what makes you stand out and gives you ideas for action for each of your strengths. 
  • CliftonStrengths for Students (Book) – Read more about how to discover, develop and apply your talents on campus and in your future professional life.

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