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Sep 19 / Carissa Bell

Career Tip: Career Readiness

Career Tip


There has been a lot conversation about Career Readiness.  Well, let’s take a brief look at what it all means and why Career Service professionals and employers think it so Important for our students to learn.  Career Readiness is defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) as “the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace.”   Additionally, NACE has identified Career Readiness competencies which will assist students as they transition from Education to Career.   These Career Readiness Competencies include: Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Oral/Written Communication, Teamwork/Collaboration, Digital Technology, Leadership, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Career Management and Global/Intercultural Fluency.

Each competency is crucial to your professional development.  Employers not only want students who possess technical skills but also have those soft skills (i.e. Career Readiness Competencies) which will help them to navigate successfully in a professional environment.

During the upcoming months, we will share additional information regarding each Career Readiness Competency as well as ways students can develop these important skills.  Throughout the Fall Semester, the Career Services office will host several workshops on Career Readiness including Pop-Up Sessions in the David Adamany Undergraduate Library (UGL) on the 2nd Floor at the HUB.  Session dates and times are provided below.  Please visit the Career Services website for more information about workshops and Career – related events.

September 25 – 11:00 am – Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

October 30 – 2:00 pm – Oral/Written Communication

November 29 -11:00 am – Teamwork/Collaboration

January 22 – 2:00 pm – Digital Technology

February 19 – 11:00 am – Leadership

March 19 – 2:00 pm – Professionalism/Work Ethic

April 16 – 11:00 am – Career Management and Global/Intercultural Fluency


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