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Itzel Campos
“My Clifton Builders Experience focused me and made me fearless.”

Outside of my finance job, I’ve co-founded a foundation that organizes clean-up and revitalization of neighborhoods around Mexico.

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Nico Jochnick
“My Clifton Builders Experience provided me with hands-on learning, and a loving learning environment that helped me believe in myself.”

I'm currently working as a Product Manager at a Telecom startup with investors such as Y-Combinator and the Cofounder of Twitch.

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Dashon Ridley
“My Clifton Builders Experience connected me with my current job.

It was my first experience where I didn’t feel like I was going to school.

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CLIFTON STRENGTHS INSTITUTE
Each year 30-40 students are selected as Clifton Builders and 50-80 are selected as strengths coaches. The Clifton Strengths Institute at UNL provides leadership to these student groups.
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GLOBAL BUILDER ALUMNI NETWORK
Students who demonstrate a unique mindset for building social impact and economic energy where none previously existed and successfully complete a Builders program graduate into the Global Builder Alumni Network.
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STRENGTHS LABS
The Clifton Foundation sponsors an annual strengths lab event that brings together like-minded individuals for a developmental experience.
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“Our work depends on testing and investing in the best ways to develop young people’s talents for more productive and meaningful lives”.

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What is Strengths-Based Education?

What is Strengths-Based Education?

Year one was about ensuring that every faculty member knew their strengths

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Nguyen Uses Strengths in Commitment to Help Others

The motivation to succeed takes many forms for students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business strengths. For Phat Nguyen, a senior business administration…

A Family Legacy

The family of the late Donald O. Clifton ’48, ’49, ’59 and ’90 had long been connected to Nebraska. For two decades, he worked at…

School Work Partnerships: Create Jobs Now

The Builders Strengths Lab identifies young people who are eager to work together, start a business and do something important for the economic growth of…

Student Strengths Coaches Selected to Encourage First-Year Development

Required for all first-year business students, BSAD 111 aims to help students develop and apply strengths to achieve academic, personal and professional success using the…

Clifton Builders Work to Increase Employee Engagement at Local Businesses

The second cohort of Clifton Builders, a program of the Clifton Strengths Institute at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, provided consulting to local workplaces to help…

Patel and De Spong Build Business for Tutoring

Two students from the 2017 Clifton Builders cohort at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln look to change the way students and tutors interact. As a part…

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