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Partners: GE & Gallup

CliftonStrengths is the foundation for every Global Experiences intern from New York City to Barcelona. All interns start with the CliftonStrengths online assessment, and then connect with a certified Gallup coach to discuss their results. 

Interns practice using the Strengths vocabulary in their resumes, and in their interviews. Further reflection on-site is encouraged.

Professional development

At GE headquarters we also use Strengths for self discovery, building stronger teams, and professional development. When you know yourself, and your Strengths, you can perform better at work and on teams.

People who use their Strengths at work every day are: 8% more productive and 6 times more likely to be engaged at work. 

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Meet Melissa

Top 5: Communication, Maximizer, Adaptability, Woo, Achiever

Melissa Buerkett is the Regional Vice President for Partnership Development at AIFS Abroad. Prior to her current role, Melissa was the European Placement Director based in London. Melissa is a licensed professional counselor and lecturer with a masters degree in Mental Health and Wellness from New York University. 

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Meet Andrew

Top 10: Individualization, Futuristic, Restorative, Activator, Relator, Achiever, Strategic, Learner, Significance, Self-Assurance

Andrew Parr is an Admissions Counselor for Global Experiences and GALLUP® Certified Strengths Coach. He advises potential interns on locations and career fields and works with university advisors.
He is also a certified grades 7-12 English and theatre educator and a trained International Baccalaureate and AP teacher. He also co-founded and led an exchange program with a school in Germany. 

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Meet Kelly

Top 5: Strategic, Individualization, Communication, Activator, Learner

Kelly Holland is the Vice President for Institutional Partnerships for AIFS Abroad and a GALLUP® Certified Strengths Coach. In her role she works closely with university partners on strategy, outreach, and ensuring a successful experience for both intern and office. Kelly has an M.Ed. in Comparative & International Education, and a B.S. in International Business Management.

Interested? Keep reading.

What is CliftonStrengths & Why do You Need it?

If you're just getting started with Strengths its a great idea to read our blog on what it is, and why you need it.Global Experiences uses a Strengths-Based Approach to Career Readiness. What this means is that our program is designed to help interns realize their natural talents and apply them not only to their internships abroad, but to their journey in finding a career they love. Lucky for you its true for professionals, too!

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Domain Debrief

Strategic Thinking

Increase your knowledge about these Strengths.

Domain Debrief

Relationship Building 

Learn more about the "glue" of these key Strengths.

Domain Debrief

Influencing 

Uncover what it means to have Strengths that influence others.

Domain Debrief

Executing 

Read about the Strengths that are focused on getting things done.