For the 2015-16 academic year, Rollins has chosen StrengthsQuest: Discover and Develop Your Strengths in Academics, Career, and Beyond as the first-year reading. Building off of this book, Rollins is integrating strengths-based programs to help students gain an awareness of their strengths and develop their talents.
We all have talents that allow us to be successful in life, yet too often we focus on how to improve ourselves instead of what we already do well! Through Gallup's StrengthsQuest, students' top 5 themes will be identified. Gallup research shows that understanding ones Top 5 themes leads to higher self-efficacy and self-assurance. Additionally, strengths-based programs and activities will help students identify their talent themes so they can be applied in academic, personal, and professional lives. At Rollins, we believe that Strengths-based knowledge and engagement helps students pursue meaningful lives and productive careers!