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Career Readiness Series

Career readiness is the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace. The Career Readiness Series will prepare the student in developing key essential competencies as identified by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

Career Readiness: Information Technology Application

Description: Broad overview of technological platforms necessary for career success.

Presented by: Johnson Mak, MIS Department Staff Member & Lokana Reed, Target

See the IT Application Slides Here

Career Readiness: Professionalism/Work Ethic

Description: Experiences and expectations encountered during internships.

Presented by: Student panel comprised of 2016 summer interns

​See the Professionalism/Work Ethic Slides Here

Career Readiness: Teamwork/Collaboration

Description: Relationship building techniques, team structure work environment, and manage/negotiate conflicts.

Presented by: Chris Hartwell

See the Teamwork/Collaboration Slides Here

Career Readiness: Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

Description: Learn to analyze and make business decisions through proper judgement, knowledge, and data while demonstrating originality and inventiveness.

Presented by: Chris Fawson

See the Critical Thinking/Problem Solving Slides Here

Career Readiness: Leadership

Description: Presentation provided students with activities and information on leveraging others' strengths to achieve common goals, as well as the ability to assess and manage emotions or use empathy to guide, motivate, organize, prioritize and delegate work.

Presented by: Bret Crane, Julena Bonner, and Alex Romney

See the Leadership Slides Here

Career Readiness: Oral/Written Communication

Description: Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the organization.

See the Oral/Written Communication Slides Here

Career Readiness: Career Management

Description: Identify and articulate skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences relevant to the desired position. Identify areas of potential growth. The student is able to explore and navigate job options and can take steps necessary to pursue those opportunities.

Presented by: Maren Stromberg

See the Career Management Slides Here