Employer speaking with a student at a career fair

Are you Career Ready?

Career readiness is the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that typically prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace.

 Do you possess all eight competencies?

Critical thinking/Problem Solving
  • Exercises sound reasoning
  • Obtains, interprets, and uses knowledge, facts, and data
  • Demonstrates originality and incentiveness
Professionalism/Work Ethic
  •  Demonstrates effective work habits and personal accountability
  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior
  • Able to learn from mistakes
Oral/Written Communication
  • Clearly articulates thoughts and ideas
  • Able to express ideas to others
  • Writes effectively and clearly 
Digital Technology
  •  Leverages existing digital technologies
  • Adapts to new and emerging technologies
  •  Leverages the strengths of others to achieve common goals
  • Uses interpersonal skills to coach and develop others
  • Organizes, prioritizes, and delegates work
  •  Builds collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers
  • Able to work within a team structure
  • Can negotiate and manage conflict
Global/Intercultural Fluency
  • Values, respects, and learns from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientation, and religions
  • Demonstrates openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and understand individual differences 
Career Management
  •  Articulates personal skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences
  • Identifies areas necessary for professional growth
  • Takes the steps necessary to pursue opportunities

*Adapted from the NACE Career Readiness Competencies