Career Readiness Competencies Model Team

Committee Charge: The topic of career readiness for graduates is one of substantial relevance in higher education and the unique blend of NACE membership constituencies provides significant relevancy and voice of authority opportunities to inform and guide these conversations. NACE can and should consider the development a core career readiness competency model for undergraduates as an influential resource for the ongoing discussion in the higher education community. This NACE team will consider the broad implications and content surrounding the topic of career readiness within the higher education community and among salient stakeholder groups. It will develop and define a list of core career readiness competencies that can be universally applied across diverse institutions in higher education. Specifically, the Career Readiness Competencies Model Team will: • By January 5, 2015, develop for the Board a contextual document summarizing the career readiness discussion within the higher education community and the opportunities for NACE to advance the competency definitions and a model for universal consideration. The document should also include how ongoing NACE research and other resources might support the development of a career readiness competency model. • By January 5, 2015, present recommendations regarding an action plan framework for the development of a career readiness competency model. • By March 1, 2015, provide a recommended model for salient or core undergraduate career readiness competencies, including definitions, measurement strategies, and possible recognition options (e.g. badging, etc.). • Heighten awareness among NACE members about this critical issue. Develop and implement a specific communications plan, e.g. NACE Journal article, blogs, Twitter, etc., that will inform members about the topic and the work of NACE to influence the conversations and provide meaningful impact for our members.

Christopher Carlson
Senior Manager, University Recruiting
Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

Christine Cruzvergara
George Mason University

Adrienne Alberts
Board Advisor
Manager, Talent Acquisition
American Red Cross

Jennifer Arnau
University Relations & Diversity Talent Acquisition Strategist

Marcy Bullock
Director, Professional Development
North Carolina State University

Joseph Du Pont
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Career
Boston College - Career Center

Norma Guerra Gaier
Director, Career Services
Texas State University

Scott Maynard
Director, Career Center
Mississippi State University

Toni McLawhorn
Director, Career Services
Roanoke College

Gary Miller
Executive Director, The Career Center
Hofstra University

Jean Papalia
Director, Career Center
Tufts University

Markel Quarles
Director, Center for Career Education & Community Engagement
California State University - Bakersfield

Justine Ramsey
National College Recruiter

Donna Cassell Ratcliffe
Director, Career Services
Virginia Tech - Career Services

Cyndi Rotondo
Sr. Manager, University Relations
Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Espie Santiago
Assistant Dean/Associate Director
Stanford University

Marilyn Mackes
Staff Advisor
Executive Director