UF StrengthsWeek 2013

Know, Grow, & LOVE your strengths during StrengthsWeek, February 11-14, 2013.


UF promotes opportunities for student engagement, leadership, and discovery resulting in citizens who excel in a global and complex society. We believe that by helping students discover their individual strengths, we can work together to create a fulfilling undergraduate experience. StrengthsQuest gives members of the UF community the opportunity to discover their strengths and put them into action.


Strengths Tabling
Monday, 2/11, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Reitz Union Colonnade
Tuesday, 2/12, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Plaza of the Americas
Trained Strengths Coaches will be at the Reitz Union Colonnade to offer free strengths coaching sessions, to provide information about the strengths philosophy, and to give out some strengths freebies. Make sure to bring your StrengthsQuest or StrengthsFinder results to learn how to develop your unique talents into signature strengths.

Applying Strengths to your First Internship or Full-Time Job presented by Jill Skufe
Tuesday, 2/12, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Career Resource Center Classroom
Your top 5 strengths themes can provide great insight into what work environment, supervisor and job would be a great fit for you. In this session we will explore how understanding your top 5 themes can help you find an internship or full-time job that will capitalize on your unique strengths. You will learn what to look for when researching opportunities and what to ask in an interview. Most importantly, you will acquire tools that will help you achieve success once you land the job. RSVP in Gator CareerLink ( under “Events” and “Workshops.”

Strengths and Supervision presented by Leslie Pendleton
Wednesday, 2/13, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, 411 Peabody
This workshop is for UF staff and faculty who supervise others. Participants will learn more about the StrengthsQuest framework and how it assists in motivating others, giving feedback, and empowering those who report to us to be the best employee they can be.

Strengths & Wellbeing presented by Samantha Evans
Wednesday, 2/13, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM, GatorWell Conference Room, Room 104 CWC
“Good Health” has been listed as a common response to what “the best possible future” would look like for most people, according to Gallup. In knowing that, this workshop is designed to explore some of the elements of Well-being, specifically Physical & Social Well-being, that are essential to most people and how the decisions that you are making every day, about your personal health, can have an impact on those elements. When you are able to strengthen your well-being in these areas, you are more likely to get the most out of your days, and ultimately your life. RSVP by sending an email to with “Strengths & Well-being Workshop” in the subject line.

Using Your Strengths for Research and Teaching presented by Dustin Rollins
Wednesday, 2/13, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Graham Gallery
Utilizing the Strengths Philosophy and Instrument, this session will explore how strengths and natural talents can help you accelerate your research agenda and launch a successful faculty career. The session will discuss the strengths of group members and you will leave with the beginning of a tangible action plan. From developing an effective syllabus and an engaging class session to determining how to determine the best way to approach research topics – this session is for you! Email to sign up for this session.

Strengths-based Resume Writing & Interviewing presented by Jill Skufe
Thursday, 2/14, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Career Resource Center Classroom
Increase your marketability to employers and self-confidence by incorporating your top 5 Strengths themes in your resume and interviews. Bring your resume and StrengthsQuest Theme Report to this hands-on session where you have the opportunity to improve your resume content and practice key interview questions. RSVP in Gator CareerLink ( under “Events” and “Workshops.”

Love Your Strengths presented by Leslie Pendleton
Thursday, 2/14, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, 411 Peabody
In honor of Valentines’ Day, this workshop will help students more fully understand what makes them so lovable to others! Use your talents to position yourself well to make the most of your relationships with others. .