Each year, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) surveys employers to determine the professional skills they most value. Communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and professionalism top the list. Students develop these skills through their curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities while they attend college. But employers still indicate that students lack the ability to demonstrate relevant skills on their resumes and in job interviews. This disparity makes it difficult for employers to see how a student’s college experience prepares them for a career.
To help students translate their work into skills employers seek, the University of South Florida’s (USF) Career Services created an innovative badging program. Join Kathy McDonald, FCAN’s assistant director of network partnerships, and USF’s Lynn Chisholm, director of internships and career readiness, to hear about how USF created the badging program, how students can earn badges, and how the program is helping students demonstrate sought-after skills to earn their first job out of college.
In this session you will learn:
• The top skills employers look for in hiring new talent
• A framework using USF’s example to help students translate their experience by taking a whole-campus approach
• How students become better prepared to present their skills in interviews through USF’s learning progression – from learning and experiential activities for each skill area to career management ones
Register now to learn how to help your students become better prepared in presenting their experience to future employers.
Webinar: Lost in Translation: Helping Students Translate College Experience into Professional Skills Employers Value
Date and Time: February 13 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7947178074603636994