• Competencies

  • Career Readiness Ratings Yield Parallels, Differences


    Analysis of first-generation and non-first-generation students’ views of their proficiency in NACE’s career readiness competencies unearthed differences.


    Competencies for University Relations and Recruiting Professionals


    Providing a roadmap to professional excellence, the NACE Competencies for University Relations and Recruiting Professionals identify critical skill sets for URR staff across five role levels: URR coordinator/assistant, campus recruiter, campus manager, program/function/business manager, and enterprise manager.


    The Co-curricular Connection: The Impact of Experiences Beyond the Classroom on Soft Skills

    In spring 2014, the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) and NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation launched a working group to look at how the soft skills gained through participation and employment in co-curricular experiences helped to prepare students for their careers. The goal was to identify ways that students are gaining skills that make them more desirable to employers by participating in programs in collegiate recreation and campus activities and by engaging in student employment in the fields of collegiate recreation and campus activities.

    Career Readiness Defined


    The career readiness of college graduates is an important issue in higher education, in the labor market, and in the public arena. The National Association of Colleges and Employers developed a definition, based on research among employers, identifying seven competencies associated with career readiness.


    NACE’s Professional Competencies for College and University Career Services Practitioners


    Gauge your professional expertise in key areas. Develop meaningful professional development plans for yourself and your staff. Build job descriptions around critical skills and attributes. Developed by a task force of career services professionals for career services professionals, the competencies will help you gauge and assess the career services staff at your institution.