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Career Readiness & Competency Evaluation

Career readiness is a foundation from which to demonstrate requisite core competencies that broadly prepare college students for success in the workplace and lifelong career management.

Developing your career readiness skills is key to ensuring successful entrance into the workforce. To ensure you are developing a solid career readiness foundation upon which a successful career is launched, student interns are evaluated on their demonstration of the eight career competencies.

Career Readiness Competencies:

  1. Career & Self-Development
  2. Communication
  3. Critical Thinking
  4. Equity & Inclusion
  5. Leadership
  6. Professionalism
  7. Teamwork
  8. Technology

To learn more about the career competencies, please visit the National Association of Colleges and Employers webpage.

Upon completion of a for-credit internship experience - the internship supervisor will be asked to evaluate their student intern by answering the following questions:

  1. The intern demonstrates the ability to think critically and creatively to analyze information, make decision, overcome issues, and problem solve.
  2. The intern demonstrates clear and effective verbal communication to persons inside and outside the organization.
  3. The intern communicates in a way that demonstrates effective written principles of spelling, grammar, and punctuation in emails, memos, and company reports.
  4. The intern demonstrates the ability to work on a team and build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers as well as navigate conflict.
  5. The intern is able to utilize digital technologies and equipment to solve problems and complete tasks and is able to adapt to new or unfamiliar technologies necessary to complete their work.
  6. The intern demonstrates confidence and leadership potential by serving as a role model for others and displays a curiosity for learning new industry insights and skills.
  7. The intern demonstrates personal accountability, initiative, and effective work habits such as punctuality, productivity, and time management and exhibits integrity and ethical behavior.
  8. The intern is able to identify and articulate their skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences relevant to their career goals and understands how to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.
  9. The intern values, respects and learns from individuals of diverse culture, race, age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and religion.
  10. The intern demonstrates openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and appreciate varying viewpoints.