Career Planning Essentials

Career planning goes beyond choosing a major— it's a continuous and lifetime effort of determining where you are and where you want to be. The Office of Career & Employer Services helps students to develop strategies that support career and life goals.

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Are You Career Ready?

Career readiness is the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace. Employers emphasize eight competencies as essential to new hires. Candidates who understand and articulate these skills gain a competitive advantage over their peers.

Skills Employers Want Most

Career & Self Development : Proactively develop oneself and one’s career through continual personal and professional learning, awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses, navigation of career opportunities, and networking to build relationships within and without one’s organization

Communication: Clearly and effectively exchange information, ideas, facts, and perspectives with persons inside and outside of an organization.

Critical Thinking: Identify and respond to needs based upon an understanding of situational context and logical analysis of relevant information.

Leadership: Recognize and capitalize on personal and team strengths to achieve organizational goals.

Teamwork: Build and maintain collaborative relationships to work effectively toward common goals, while appreciating diverse viewpoints and shared responsibilities.

Technology: Understand and leverage technologies ethically to enhance efficiencies, complete tasks, and accomplish goals.

Professionalism: Knowing work environments differ greatly, understand and demonstrate effective work habits, and act in the interest of the larger community and workplace.

Equity & Inclusion: Demonstrate the awareness, attitude, knowledge, and skills required to equitably engage and include people from different local and global cultures. Engage in anti-racist practices that actively challenge the systems, structures, and policies of racism.

Download the Career Readiness Reference Booklet

Courtesy of NACE Career Readiness Competencies:

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