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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.

lightbulbCritical Thinking/Problem Solving

Practice sound reasoning and analytical skills to make decisions and overcome problems

thought bubbleOral/Written Communications

Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly to a variety of audiences and employ effective public speaking skills


Build collaborative relationships with coworkers and be able to work well in a team environment

computerDigital Technology

Leverage existing digital technologies ethically and efficiently to complete tasks; demonstrate effective adaptability to new technologies


Utilize the strengths of others to achieve common goals; use interpersonal skills to develop and motivate others

professional work ethicProfessionalism/Work Ethic

Exhibit effective work habits such as punctuality, working productively, personal accountability, integrity, and ethical behavior

suitcaseCareer Management

Identify skills, strengths, knowledge, experiences, and areas of growth related to career goals; navigate job options and pursue opportunities

globalGlobal/Intercultural Fluency

Demonstrate openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people; understand individuals’ differences


Get Career Ready!

Self Assessments

You can use these self-assessments to evaluate your current progress and identify goals for further development:

Career Readiness Self-Assessment
Career Readiness Competencies and Your Resume or CV
Career Readiness Competencies and Common Interview Questions

Experiential Learning


Visit our Gaining Experience section to learn top 5 ways students develop career competencies.


National Association of Colleges and Employers: Learn more about NACE and the definition of Career Readiness and Competencies