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Strengths & Involvement

To help you determine how you can best apply your personal talents and interests to getting involved here at Stetson University, we have compiled a list of strategies that each Strength should explore when considering the amazing opportunities for involvement here at Stetson University. These resources were developed based on leadership engagement coaching that has helped our students connect to campus involvement throughout their college experience.

The insights and ideas listed below can help you apply your talents as you continue to grow throughout your involvement at Stetson University.

Domain: Executing

People exceptionally talented in the Achiever theme work hard and possess a great deal of stamina. They find immense satisfaction in being busy and productive.

Extracurriculars they may excel in:

  • Allow yourself to stay active and busy through volunteering or leadership positions.
  • Look for opportunities for research projects or different ways to expand your knowledge

Types of groups that support this Strength

  • Other hard workers.
  • Choose groups whose goals align with your own

Domain: Influencing

People exceptionally talented in the Activator theme can make things happen by turning thoughts into action. They want to do things now, rather than simply talk about them

Extracurriculars they may excel in:

  • You tend to learn by doing. Search for experiential learning opportunities.
  • Join a group in one of your passion areas and take a leadership position in which you inspire change and action among the group. Your energy could be contagious.
  • Getting involved in community-focused organizations in order to create and inspire change.

Types of groups that support this Strength

  • Individuals with this Strength like to work with others that are clear in explaining the action that they want from others
  • Individuals with this Strength should join groups that are action-oriented

Domain: Relationship Building

People exceptionally talented in the Adaptability theme prefer to go with the flow. They tend to be people who take things as they come and discover the future one day at a time.

Extracurriculars they may excel in:

  • Assist with big events that present obstacles that are in the moment

Types of groups that support this Strength

  • Be in a group that encourages your flexible nature
  • Surround yourself with individuals who understand the importance of not fighting change

Domain: Strategic Thinking

People exceptionally talented in the Analytical theme search for reasons and causes. They have the ability to think about all of the factors that might affect a situation.

Extracurriculars they may excel in:

  • Join organizations that are known for using logic and reasoning
  • Volunteer to be a part of committees that explore and propose recommendations for change in the campus community.

Types of groups that support this Strength:

  • Surround yourself with like-minded individuals who also find passion in exploring the patterns and connections you observe.
  • Be in a group that values collecting and analyzing data, while taking it a step further to question why the data present is creating the trends you see.

Domain: Executing

People strong in the Arranger theme can organize, but they also have a flexibility that complements this ability. They like to figure out how all of the pieces and resources can be arranged for maximum productivity.

Extracurriculars they may excel in:

  • Be involved in an organization that has big and participates in large scale events.
  • It is important that you are part of involvement opportunities that help you stay busy and active in your community.

Types of groups that support this Strength:

  • Groups that celebrate small victories, such as when a project is completed or when a team member accomplishes something.
  • Join groups that allow you to plan unique activities and events. These activities may be specific to the organization, they may be specific to a committee that you are part of, or they may be something that you get to create within the organization.
  • Join an organization that encourages learning from your peers

Domain: Executing

People exceptionally talented in the Belief theme have certain core values that are unchanging. Out of these values emerges a defined purpose for their lives.

Extracurriculars they may excel in:

  • Pick an organization that allows you to reflect on meaning, purpose, and direction
  • Look for events that focuses on expressing your values outside of the classroom or the university. Specifically, you may find this in events exploring religion, political values, identities, diversity/inclusion, and personal values.
  • Join an organization or involvement opportunity that helps you align yourself with your beliefs

Types of groups that support this Strength:

  • Explore mentorship opportunities. Mentorship opportunities will allow you to understand the values of others, build your personal values, and, as you become eventually step into mentorship roles, you can help others explore their values.
  • Be a part of an organization that clearly defines their mission and actively contributes to their community. This will help you feel passionate about the organization and see the bigger meaning behind the organization.
  • Be around individuals who share the same values and beliefs as you.

Domain: Influencing

People exceptionally talented in the Command theme have presence. They can take control of a situation and make decisions.

Extracurriculars they may excel in:

  • Be in an organization that allows you to utilize your persuasive skills when working with the other members of the organization
  • Join an organization that you that you are very passionate about

Types of groups that support this Strength:

  • Be around others who understand that your intimidating candor is not purposeful
  • Join groups that need assistance with fundraising

Domain: Influencing

People exceptionally talented in the Communication theme generally find it easy to put their thoughts into words. They are good conversationalists and presenters.

Extracurriculars they may excel in:

  • A group that allows you to run the show. The group should encourage you to use your words and charm in order to engage the audience.
  • Engage in any project or committee that allows for you to give speeches and speak in front of larger crowds
  • Look for opportunities that give you personal experience in addressing groups through presentations, open addresses, or motivating address>

Types of groups that support these Strengths:

  • Groups that encourage creativity and light. You tend to take a dull image and brighten it through excitement and words. Be around a group of people that allows you to utilize that.
  • Be a part of an organization or group that allows for you to take the stage and express yourself.

Domain: Influencing

People exceptionally talented in the Competition theme measure their progress against the performance of others. They strive to win first place and revel in contests.

Extracurriculars they may excel in:

  • These individuals thrive in intramural sports because of the competitive nature
  • Leadership positions (where individuals run for positions and be elected)

Types of groups that support this Strength:

  • Be a part of a group that finds joy in competition
  • Organizations like debate teams, club sports, and Greek organizations

Domain: Relationship Building

People exceptionally talented in the Connectedness theme have faith in the links among all things. They believe there are few coincidences and that almost every event has meaning.

Extracurriculars they may excel I n:

  • Try activities where you are working with others in event planning, discussion, interactive activities, and finding personal connections
  • Be a part of a group where you are able to help connect others in the group as you work to complete a large picture project

Types of groups that support this Strength:

  • Governing groups that oversee the larger campus body such as Student Government, Residential Hall Association, IFC, Panhellenic, Student Conduct Board, or Honor Council
  • Groups that do large scale event planning such as Hatter Productions, Homecoming, Varsity, or Hatterthon
  • Any group that is connected to a cause such as Hatterthon, Greenfeather, Bonner, Stetson Votes, or MSC

Domain: Executing

People exceptionally talented in the Consistency theme are keenly aware of the need to treat people the same. They crave stable routines and clear rules and procedures that everyone can follow.

Extracurriculars they may excel in:

  • Join an organization that allows you to enforce compliance of others in the community to policies such as Student Conduct Board or Honor Council
  • Be in an organization that has a historical presence on campus in the programing or ritual it has. This could include Homecoming, Varsity, or a Faternity/Sorority.

Types of groups that support this Strength:

  • Groups that are historically known for their traditions
  • Organizations that help this individual build consistency in their routine and goals. For example, if this individual has goals to establish running habits, joining a running organization that will build consistency in their running schedule will be incredibly valuable for this individual.

Domain: Strategic Thinking

People exceptionally talented in the Context theme enjoy thinking about the past. They understand the present by researching its history.

Extracurriculars they may excel in:

  • These individuals will be strong in roles where they can track the history of an organization
  • When joining an organization, it can be very valuable for these individuals to talk to outgoing members to learn about their experiences to collect their stories and the history that has come before them in this organization

Types of groups that support this Strength:

  • Surround yourself with individuals who are curious about different processes and aspects of history
  • Be in a group that that has opportunity to grow from their past. And as you learn about this, you can help create a plan to change the organization’s future.

Domain: Executing

People exceptionally talented in the Deliberative theme are best described by the serious care they take in making decisions or choices. They anticipate obstacles.

Extracurriculars they may excel in:

  • Make a list of clubs that interest you. Go to their information sessions and a few meetings. Narrow down which ones you like the most.
  • A group that you to see the whole decision-making process.

Types of groups that support this Strength:

  • Be in a group that has similar goals as you and you feel will help work toward your long term goals
  • Be aware that people with this Strength may feel that social meetups may feel like a waste of time. Because of this, it is important, to understand that it is important to socially connect with other students within the organizations you are joining.

Domain: Relationship Building

People exceptionally talented in the Developer theme recognize and cultivate the potential in others. They spot the signs of each small improvement and derive satisfaction from the evidence of progress.

Extracurriculars they may excel in:

  • Join organizations where you feel that your impact will be noticeable
  • Serve in a mentorship role. Observing someone grow throughout their college experience and assisting in that progress will leave you feeling very accomplished.
  • Explore organizations that focus on helping others succeed. Look at service organizations (like Bonner), philanthropy groups (like Hatterthon, Green, White & YOU, and Greenfeather), and mentorship groups (like WISE and ODK)

Types of groups that support this Strength:

  • Identify a mentor for yourself as you start your involvement journey in college. As you continue your journey, continue that connection for continual feedback and support
  • Be a part of a group that allows you to work with others and support the development of others
  • Be in an environment that allows you to facilitate growth in others, in the organization, or in a project.

Domain: Executing

People exceptionally talented in the Discipline theme enjoy routine and structure. Their world is best described by the order they create.

Extracurriculars they may excel in:

  • Organizations that are known for having structure and routine or will create structure and routine within their lives
  • Take on leadership roles or volunteer to keep track of files or create structure within the organization you are participating in. Your accuracy will be incredibly valuable to the group

Types of groups that support this Strength:

  • Be around individuals who understand that you have your routine and respect that surprises hinder you
  • Be in a group that needs some restructuring or organization

Domain: Relationship Building

People exceptionally talented in the Empathy theme can sense other people’s feelings by imagining themselves in the lives or situations of others

Extracurriculars they may excel in:

  • Get involved with organizations that help you feel like you are emotionally connecting to your peers and supporting them in their highs and lows
  • Find mentorship program or a position where peers can confide in you

Types of groups that support this Strength

  • Find groups where peers feel comfortable sharing deep emotions and feelings with you. You may find this through organizations that are connected through values, identities, or religion/belief.
  • Search for a group that will allow you an opportunity to discuss personal feelings of other members and inspire change among the organization.

Domain: Executing

People exceptionally talented in the Focus theme can take a direction, follow through and make the corrections necessary to stay on track. They prioritize, then act.

Extracurriculars they may excel in:

  • Look for volunteer options that are related to your goals
  • Be selective at putting focusing your involvement into one or two areas and diving deep into those areas, rather than trying to get involved into tones of areas like your peers may try to do

Types of groups that support this Strength:

  • When around different groups, ask yourself, “will their presence help me reach my goals”
  • ” Be in a group that has similar visions of success”

Domain: Strategic Thinking

People exceptionally talented in the Futuristic theme are inspired by the future and what could be. They energize others with their visions of the future.

Extracurriculars they may excel in:

  • Join an organization that has a forward-thinking leadership so you can shadow and learn from their work
  • Challenge yourself by volunteering a project, committee, or organization that you have not worked with before that will allow you to do research/assessment and create a projected plan for what you would recommend for future actions

Types of groups that support this Strength:

  • Surround yourself with individuals that support your dream-like mindset, but also add realism
  • Be in a group where you can discuss your future dreams. This discussion will inspire you and keep you connected to the organization for years to come.

Domain: Relationship Building

Extracurriculars they may excel in:

  • Become a part of a group that allows you to form close bonds and help people feel comfortable around one another.
  • Join a group that has many different types of people. You will enjoy finding commonalities and bringing them together.

Types of groups that support this Strength:

  • Join groups that provide security, comfort, and low risk.
  • Work in a team environment in order to assist the team in working together better and promote calmness among others.
  • Be a part of a group that seems truly happy, brings you joys, and supports one another.

Domain: Strategic Thinking

People exceptionally talented in the Ideation theme are fascinated by ideas. They are able to find connections between seemingly anything.

Extracurriculars they may excel in:

  • Contributing to research with a faculty member
  • Join an organization that allows for you to utilize your creative talents

Types of groups that support this Strength:

  • Be in a group that enjoys and stimulates you throughout your thinking and processing of things
  • Look to join a group that needs to find a new direction, find new goals and be reorganized. This may be an organization that has been around for a while, but has not updated their constitution or a group that students are hoping to set new goals for
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