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We want you to make the most of your time at Virginia Tech. We want you to claim your role in your own distinct way and make your unique mark on the Hokie Nation and the world. To do that, you need to understand yourself – your talents, your perspective, and your goals.

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At Virginia Tech, we focus on your strengths so that you can be intentional about investing in your natural abilities, expanding your curiosity, and putting your talents to use in the spirit of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). In a community, in a course, as an employee, or as a leader, there will be plenty of opportunities at Virginia Tech for you to see your strengths in action.

Virginia Tech is the first university in the nation to offer the internationally recognized Gallup® CliftonStrengths assessment FREE to all students. It will help you learn about how you work, what you value, where you excel, and who you are becoming.

  • You can take the Gallup® CliftonStrengths assessment online by logging in with your VT username (PID) and password.
  • The assessment takes about 20 minutes. It is timed and you must complete it uninterrupted.
  • If you need to take the assessment untimed for any reason or if you would like to take it in a different language, use your Virginia Tech email address to email BEFORE beginning.
  • If you have questions or need assistance with taking the strengths assessment, email us at