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
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