Are You Career Ready?

The attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition to the workplace.

Career Ready Skills

  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
    • Analyze data
    • Use sound reasoning to make decisions
    • Demonstrate originality & innovation

    Examples: 

    1. Analyzing & interpreting poetry
    2. Evaluating data in a statistics course
    3. Class discussion of case studies
  • Oral & Written Communication
    • Public speaking
    • Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly
    • Write and edit memos, letter, or reports
    • Be mindful of non-verbal communication

    Examples: 

    1. Keep ‘text talk’ to a minimum
    2. Practice editing papers
    3. Present research at a conference
    4. Take advantage of public speaking course
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
    • Build strong relationships with colleagues & persons outside of the organization
    • Work with diverse groups of people
    • Manage conflict maturely & effectively

    Examples:

    1. Contributing to group projects
    2. Valuing others opinions during a class discussion
  • Information Technology 
    • Information management
    • Apply computing skills to solve problems
    • Use appropriate technology to accomplish tasks

    Examples:

    1. Increase typing speed
    2. Use credible sources for research
    3. Get creative when developing presentations
  • Leadership
     
    • Not always about managing others
    • Organize, prioritize and delegate work
    • Use interpersonal skills to motivate people and teams effectively

    Examples:

    1. Become a mentor
    2. Join clubs and organizations
    3. Get involved in community service
  • Professionalism & Work Ethic
    • Effective work habits
    • Able to learn from his/her mistakes
    • Demonstrates integrity & ethical behavior

    Examples:

    1. Do great work vs. mediocre
    2. Take advantage of part-time employment
    3. Attend S.E.E. trainings with Career Services