Students can gain professional skills during college through a variety of experiences. Strengthening and communicating these skills is crucial for postgraduate success. Employers are seeking students who can transition from student life to the workplace and demonstrate the following Career Readiness Competencies.

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  • Problem Solving
    Exercise sound reasoning, analytical thinking, and inventiveness; use knowledge and date to solve problems and make decisions.

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  • Professionalism
    Demonstrate personal integrity, effective work habits, and a professional work image.

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  • Communication
    Show understanding of audience’s diverse needs in order to articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written, verbal, and non-verbal forms.

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  • Teamwork
    Collaborate and work within a diverse team structure; negotiate and manage conflict.

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  • Leadership
    Draw upon interpersonal and organizational skills to motivate and develop others to achieve common goals.

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  • Technology
    Select and use appropriate technology to solve problems and accomplish goals.

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  • Career Management
    Identify and articulate relevant skills, knowledge, and experiences in pursuit of career opportunities; self-advocate and identify areas of professional growth.

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  • Intercultural Fluency
    Value, respect, learn from, and interact with people from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, religions, nationalities, abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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