Career Readiness is the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that
broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace.
We strive to coordinate our events with each of these competencies to best ensure
that YOU are Career Ready!
Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems.
Able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and
may demonstrate originality and inventiveness.
Make decisions and solve problems using sound, inclusive reasoning and judgment.
Gather and analyze information from a diverse set of sources and individuals to fully
understand a problem.
Proactively anticipate needs and prioritize action steps.
Accurately summarize and interpret data with an awareness of personal biases that
may impact outcomes.
Effectively communicate actions and rationale, recognizing the diverse perspectives
and lived experiences of stakeholders.
Multi-task well in a fast-paced environment.
Leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals, and use interpersonal skills
to coach and develop others. Able to assess and manage his/her emotions and those
of others; use empathetic skills to guide and motivate; and organize, prioritize,
and delegate work.
Inspire, persuade, and motivate self and others under a shared vision.
Seek out and leverage diverse resources and feedback from others to inform direction.
Use innovative thinking to go beyond traditional methods.
Serve as a role model to others by approaching tasks with confidence and a positive
Motivate and inspire others by encouraging them and by building mutual trust.
Plan, initiate, manage, complete and evaluate projects.
Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to
persons inside and outside of the organization. Has public speaking skills; is able
to express ideas to others; and can write/edit memos, letters, and complex technical
reports clearly and effectively.
Understand the importance of and demonstrate verbal, written, and non-verbal/body
Employ active listening, persuasion, and influencing skills.
Communicate in a clear and organized manner so that others can effectively understand.
Frame communication with respect to diversity of learning styles, varied individual
communication abilities, and cultural differences.
Ask appropriate questions for specific information from supervisors, specialists,
Promptly inform relevant others when needing guidance with assigned tasks.
Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, e.g., punctuality,
working productively with others, and time workload management, and understand the
impact of non-verbal communication on professional work image. Demonstrate integrity
and ethical behavior, acts responsibly with the interests of the larger community
in mind, and is able to learn from his/her mistakes.
Act equitably with integrity and accountability to self, others, and the organization.
Maintain a positive personal brand in alignment with organization and personal career
Be present and prepared.
Demonstrate dependability (e.g., report consistently for work or meetings).
Prioritize and complete tasks to accomplish organizational goals.
Consistently meet or exceed goals and expectations.
Have an attention to detail, resulting in few if any errors in their work.
Show a high level of dedication toward doing a good job.
Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse
cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints. Able to work
within a team structure, and can negotiate and manage conflict.
Listen carefully to others, taking time to understand and ask appropriate questions
Effectively manage conflict, interact with and respect diverse personalities, and
meet ambiguity with resilience.
Be accountable for individual and team responsibilities and deliverables.
Employ personal strengths, knowledge, and talents to complement those of others.
Exercise the ability to compromise and be agile.
Collaborate with others to achieve common goals.
Build strong, positive working relationships with supervisor and team members/coworkers.
Career & Self Development
Identify and articulate one's skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences relevant
to the position desired and career goals, and identify areas necessary for professional
growth. Able to navigate and explore job options, understands and can take the steps
necessary to pursue opportunities, and understands how to self-advocate for opportunities
in the workplace.Identify and articulate one's skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences
relevant to the position desired and career goals, and identify areas necessary for
professional growth. Able to navigate and explore job options, understands and can
take the steps necessary to pursue opportunities, and understands how to self-advocate
for opportunities in the workplace.
Navigate change and be open to learning new technologies.
Use technology to improve efficiency and productivity of their work.
Identify appropriate technology for completing specific tasks.
Manage technology to integrate information to support relevant, effective, and timely
Quickly adapt to new or unfamiliar technologies.
Manipulate information, construct ideas, and use technology to achieve strategic goals.
Value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations,
and religions. Demonstrate openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to
interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals' differences.