Using Strengths

快播视频 Cortland Community College is committed to helping each student at the College explore the unique talents and abilities that make student 快播视频 possible.

The College uses Gallup's CliftonStrengths for Students to help discover their specific strengths and help students learn how to apply those strengths to their academic, social, and professional lives.

As a strengths-based college, 快播视频 Cortland believes each student has unique talents they bring to our community. Understanding your own talents and developing them into strengths can help you reach your goals, understand yourself and those around you, and become your best self.

All new students should complete the Strengths inventory prior to New Student Orientation.

Please plan about 30 uninterrupted minutes to complete the strengths inventory. Go with your gut reaction to the questions when answering for the most effective assessment of your talents.

There is a timer on the items in the inventory; if you are concerned about this, please email 快播视频 so we can determine whether the timer needs to be turned off. If English is not your first language, we recommend taking the SQ inventory in your native language (many language options are available).

To take the Strengths inventory, please follow these steps:

  • Sign in to 
  • Go to Self-Service
  • Select the TC3 links menu from the tabs at the top
  • Choose Strengthslink on this menu 
  • Select the button to鈥"Request a Strengths鈥痗ode". 
  • Copy (Ctrl C) the access code you are given. 
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  • Paste (Ctrl V) into the box and choose鈥"Continue". 
  • Register for a new Strengths account by choosing the "Create an Account" link found next to the 鈥淣ew to Gallup鈥 (located above the login fields). 
  • Create a unique username and password for this site, but鈥痯lease be sure to use you TC3 email address when you register (
  • Verify your identity by accessing your TC3 email to get the verification code sent by Gallup.鈥疎nter the code on this page, then continue the registration process by entering your preferred language and choosing the 鈥淭ake the CliftonStrengths assessment鈥 option.鈥 
  • Enter your demographic information, read the instructions, and take the CliftonStrengths Assessment.鈥 
  • Once you've completed the inventory, select the 鈥淪ee Results鈥 button and view/download your Strengths Insight Guide and read it. 

For continuing students who want to learn more about how to understand their strengths, workshops are offered throughout the semester. To continue learning more about your Strengths, we offer Strengths Spotlights which focus on certain SQ themes, as well as workshops on using your strengths in relationships, academics, and your career.