Drawing on her experience as a freshman, Angelica Carlini knows the value a strengths coach can provide a freshman student. That’s why the junior marketing major from Grand Island, Nebraska was eager to assist Professional Enhancement Investing in Strengths (BSAD 111) students as one of 80 strengths coaches for the 800-person class.
“I wanted to be a mentor because I wish I had my own mentor my first semester of college,” she said. “In helping students gain insights into themselves, I didn’t realize what I would gain myself. My confidence has grown because I can now stand in front of a class of 30 freshmen and discuss strengths. This is one of the most fulfilling experiences I’ve ever had because I’m making a difference in a freshman’s transition to college.”
As a member of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration Honors Academy, a worker on the Student Marketing Advisory Resource Team (SMART) in the office of CBA Communications, Marketing and External Relations and a part of the finance committee for Pi Alpha Chi sorority, Carlini has put her strengths to work across her campus experiences.
“My goal is to bring strengths into any position I will have in the future. Strengths are a great way to get insights on people you work with so you can utilize their strengths to everyone’s advantage,” she said. “I hope to not only continue coaching for the rest of my college career but also become a certified strengths coach after graduation.”
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