Helping Students Get Career Ready

board-christiangarciaChristian Garcia, Associate Dean and Executive Director, Toppel Career Center, University of Miami
Twitter: @christiangarcia

More than ever, employers are looking to colleges and universities and griping that their new hires lack skills and competencies to be successful in the workplace. Enter, the NACE Career Readiness Competencies, a framework developed by the Career Readiness Task Force in 2015.

The Toppel Career Center has taken these seven competencies—critical thinking/problem solving, oral/written communications, teamwork/collaboration, information technology application, leadership, professionalism/work ethic, and career management—and developed ways to successfully implement innovative career readiness initiatives on a campus-wide basis.

We engaged key stakeholders including employers, faculty, and staff to help us in developing these core competencies among students at the University of Miami.

By creating this infographic, we developed consistent messaging on the topic of career readiness. We began marketing this information in faculty/staff presentations, in the classroom, on social media, and in one-on-one advising with students. These stakeholders can now use this new information to ensure their students are on track to becoming career ready.

NACE members can pick up a copy of this infographic for their websites on NACEWeb.

career-readiness infographic



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