How to Know if You’re Career Ready
The National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE) has identified eight competencies that will give you a professional edge. Employers want to hire applicants who have these in-demand skills and strengths.
What Is Career Readiness
Career readiness is a foundation from which to demonstrate requisite core competencies that broadly prepare the college educated for success in the workplace and lifelong career management.
To find out if you’re career ready, log into your MyBSU account. Under Student Resources, go to Focus, then “Am I Career Ready.”
Take self-assessments in the various competencies listed to assess and strengthen your career readiness. Learn how you can enhance your employability on these in-demand skills.
Enhance Your Employability
- 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.
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.
- 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.
Recognize and capitalize on personal and team strengths to achieve organizational goals.
Knowing work environments differ greatly, understand and demonstrate effective work habits and act in the interest of the larger community and workplace.
Build and maintain collaborative relationships to work effectively toward common goals, while appreciating diverse viewpoints and shared responsibilities.
Understand and leverage technologies ethically to enhance efficiencies, complete tasks and accomplish goals.
College to Career Course
Increase your odds of finding an internship or related employment in 50 minutes a week. UNIV 3000 offers support and accountability for the job/internship search. Students enrolled in the course report feeling ready for their next professional step, with many securing interviews and offers.
UNIV 3000 College to Career is offered each spring semester to juniors and seniors of all majors.
Register now for the 1 credit course with Course ID: 236118.
Course content includes:
- Resume writing
- Job search skills
- Career Readiness
- Negotiating benefits and salary
For more information, contact Nancy Haugen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (218) 755-2038.