Strengths at George Fox

Strengths Integration and Programming at George Fox University

All incoming students take the StrengthsFinder assessment prior to beginning their first year at George Fox. This allows for a myriad of opportunities to engage students in developing their strengths during their time at the university. Below is an outline of Strengths integration and programming occurring throughout the academic year. Click the button below for your Strengths Profile and learn more about your specific area of strength. For information on Strengths at George Fox University, contact Dr. Wendy Flint at the IDEA Center at wflint@georgefox.edu.

Strengths Profiles 

LIBA 100 Knowing and Being Known

Strengths-based programming is integrated into both LIBA 100 (and LIBA 285) curriculum as a means of helping new students explore and develop how their unique strengths can impact their social, spiritual, academic and vocational pursuits.

Academic Integration

Various classes and academic departments utilize Strengths to enhance the overall educational experience for students. Classes such as BUSN 110 Intro to Business or ARTD 100 Project Management and Design use Strengths as an engagement tool aimed at helping students more fully understand how their natural talents and abilities can be applied to high-functioning teams or work groups. Other courses such as MATH 490 Senior Seminar and PSYC 311 Positive Psychology integrate Strengths philosophy as students prepare for life after George Fox and the world of work.

Calling and Career Preparation

Beyond the classroom, Strengths play an important role as students consider career possibilities in light of their purpose and calling in life. The IDEA Center uses Strengths to engage students in career-related conversations and to guide students in assessing their knowledge and skills as they apply for internships and jobs. Additionally, the following career development courses integrate Strengths in the fabric of career readiness and professional development.

CPAS 214 Discover Your Calling

CPAS 216 Internships: Finding, Landing, and Succeeding

CPAS 318 Navigating College to Career