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Career Skills Initiative

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To help students maximize their potential for future employment, the Career Center has developed the Career Skills Initiative to help students identify ways to enhance their academic and professional skills through course work, educational programs and events, and career development opportunities. 

Employers consistently identify the skills below as vital components of long-term career success.* This web page contains a repository of information about these skills and identifies ways in which they can be utilized and enhanced.

Oral Communication

Oral Communication

The ability to verbally articulate your thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively with your colleagues and outside of your organization.

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Collaboration/Teamwork

Collaboration/Teamwork

The ability to build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints.

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Written Communication

Written Communication

The ability to articulate your thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in writing with your colleagues and outside of your organization.

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Critical Thinking/Analytical Reasoning

Critical Thinking

The ability to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data to analyze situations, make decisions, and solve workplace problems.

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Decision Making & Ethical Judgment

Decision-Making and Ethical Judgement

The ability to act with integrity, critically examine your own values, and respect how different values might be applied to address complex and ambiguous problems.

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Quantitative/Applied Technology

Quantitative/Applied Technology

The ability to work with numbers and understand statistics, generate and manipulate data using technological tools, and stay current on changing technologies and their applications in the workplace.

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*In surveys conducted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the AU Career Center, and others.