Make the most of your strong potential.

A great college experience prepares you for a successful career and a satisfying life.

That’s why we developed StrongPoints – an advising and personal coaching program found only at Meredith that’s designed to help you make the most of college.

You’ll identify your strengths using CliftonStrengths®, a research-based assessment tool – and then build on them. Explore academic and experiential activities. Increase your financial literacy. Examine potential career paths. And with the guidance of expert advisors – including certified strengths coaches and financial educators – you’ll develop a plan to achieve your goals in college – and throughout your life.

Contact Information
Emily Caldwell
Director, StrongPoints
217 Park Center
(919) 760-2255

Work with your faculty advisor to explore your academic interests through Meredith’s general education and academic programs.

In collaboration with your faculty advisor, select a major and create a pathway to complete your studies on time.

Monitor and revise your academic progress and graduation plan in consultation with your faculty advisor.

With your faculty advisor, review your academic plan to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

At Meredith, students develop a personalized plan to prepare them for the life they want to lead and support to help them stay on track – and finish strong.

Four Areas of StrongPoints

StartStrong Student Advising


Develop an academic plan that emphasizes your strengths. 


Explore out-of-class experiences that enhance your learning and development. 

Financial Literacy

Gain the skills and knowledge to make strong financial decisions. 


Create a career plan that builds on your strengths and prepares you for success. 

"StrongPoints is powerful because it encourages students to focus on their innate talents and gifts."

Class president and environmental sustainability major Casey Corpening, ’22, is a Meredith College and NC Teaching Fellow. After graduation, Casey is applying her strengths to the classroom as a middle school teacher in the Wake County Public School System.