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Skills For Your Future Career

Career Competencies are the foundational skills that help you succeed in the workforce. USI Career Services can help students, faculty, and employers identify ways students can develop these key skills.

NACE, the National Association of Colleges and Employers states, "For new college graduates, career readiness is key to ensuring successful entrance into the workforce. Career readiness is the foundation upon which a successful career is launched. Career readiness is, quite simply, the new career currency.

For higher education, career readiness provides a framework for addressing career-related goals and outcomes of curricular and extracurricular activities, regardless of the student’s field of study. For employers, career readiness plays an important role in sourcing talent, providing a means of identifying key skills and abilities across all job functions; similarly, career readiness offers employers a framework for developing talent through internship and other experiential education programs". The eight NACE Career Readiness Competencies as of 2021 are listed below.

Reprinted courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers