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Career Competencies

Employers want to hire new graduates who are highly competent. And we're not just making that up. We asked them.

Research conducted by Career Services at the University of Memphis , the Michelin Career Center at Clemson University , and by the National Association of Colleges and Employers overwhelmingly indicates that companies seek employees with strong basic skills in addition to academic knowledge.

As a student, if you know what employers are looking for and can demonstrate that you have it, your job search just got easier! And your chances of being hired are dramatically improved.

Here at Career Services, we compliment that academic mission of the University by educating and empowering students to take ownership of their professional development as lifelong learners and to function successfully in a global society.

We take our mission seriously and we want all of our students to graduate with the six basic career competencies listed below.

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Self Management Skills
  • Technical Skills


Career Competencies Checklist

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