Why StrongPoints® Matters to You

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If you’re thinking about coming to Meredith, you’ve probably heard of StrongPoints – an advising and personal coaching program available to every one of our students. But you may be wondering why it matters to you.

How It Works

First, you’ll identify your strengths and begin to build on them by 

  • Exploring academic and experiential activities 
  • Increasing your financial literacy 
  • Examining potential career paths 

And then, guided by expert faculty and staff advisors, you’ll develop a plan to achieve your goals in college and prepare for the life you want to live.

Why It Matters to You 

Below are real-world examples of how some of our graduates discovered the intersection between their strengths, interests, and career paths. Seeing StrongPoints in action can help you understand why using your strengths increases the likelihood of having a fulfilling career – and life.


I studied … exercise and sports science

One of my strengths is … Individualization

This means … I am able to recognize unique qualities in people and respect those aspects that make them distinctive.

My strengths allowed me … to pursue graduate school to earn my Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at East Carolina University.


Taylor Keyes Going StrongI studied … public health and biology

One of my strengths is … Learner

This means … I love to learn. I’m energized by the journey of understanding matters and subjects, no matter how complex or simple they may be.

My strengths allowed me … to pursue a career as a Lab Research Analyst at Duke University School of Medicine.


naomi HillI studied … communication.

One of my strengths is … communication.

This means … I like to do the talking. The describing. The hosting. The writing. I thrive off bringing ideas and events to life through words, visuals, and detailed strategic plans.

My strengths allowed me … to pursue a career as a Project Manager at VisionPoint Marketing.


Erykah HarrisI studied … interior design.

One of my strengths is … restorative.

This means … I’m really good at problem-solving. The restorative trait goes with my interior design major because it does involve a lot of problem-solving, space planning, and figuring out where to place certain things. 

My strengths allowed me … to pursue a career as a Showroom Post Purchase Specialist at Lovesac.

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