Kansas State University


The Pilots Program


You should have recently received an email with directions for taking the StrengthsQuest StrengthsFinder assessment. StengthsFinder identifies your top five natural talents and gives you a basis for using these talents to achieve success in college. Once you get the results of the assessment, you should brainstorm how you can use your strengths to engage in your classes and in co-curricular experiences.

Why are strengths important? There has been heaps of research on this! Knowing andStrengthsQuest Cloud using your strengths leads to:

  • Achieving your goals (Linley, Nielsen, Wood, Gillett & Biswas-Diener, 2010)
  • Being more inclusive and accepting differences (Johnson & Fredrickson, 2005)
  • Feeling happier, more confident, and more fulfilled (Govindji & Linley, 2007)
  • Being more resilient (Fredrickson, 2003)
  • Better teamwork and cooperation (Losada & Heaphy, 2004)
  • Being more flexible and open to change (Linley, Harrington & Hill, 2005)

You have four exciting years ahead of you here at K-State, and your goal should be to make the most of them both inside and outside the classroom. Take the first step by completing the StrengthsFinder assessment and learning about how your strengths can help you achieve your goals! Here’s how to take the StrengthsFinder:

  • Check the email you received from Jared Meitler on Tuesday, September 1stand follow those instructions.
  • If you don’t have the email, go onto KSIS and click on Student Center. At the top of the page, click on Self-Service, then click Student Success, then StrengthsQuest. You have found your access code!
  • Go to strengthsquest.comand register, and then take the StrengthsFinder assessment.
  • Email to your top 5 strengths to your Pilots advisor, (Rebeca, Nilima, or Shay)!

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