Competencies at Play in the Talent Gateway


Competencies at Play in the Talent Gateway


Is it possible to use gamification to increase student career readiness proficiencies and development? Can self-reflection exercises increase success and outcomes?

Join Laurie Sutch, University of Michigan-Dearborn, to explore how purposeful self-reflection and gamification can encourage career readiness development. Through a gameful approach to career-readiness, the Talent Gateway encourages students to thoughtfully reflect on their academic, personal and professional experiences, and goals. As they learn to recognize and make connections among all of their learning and living experiences, they gain the skills employers seek, including the NACE Career Readiness Competencies. The session showcases ways the Talent Gateway leverages an online platform to encourage a habit of self-reflection as students earn digital badges to develop and articulate skills that launch them on a trajectory of lifelong learning and thoughtful action, preparing them for professional and personal success!

Following this program, you will be able to:

  • Examine the benefits and impact of self-reflection in the career development process;
  • Explore the value of implementing a gameful approach within the career development process; and
  • Assess efficiencies recognized by collaborating with student workers/peers to elicit meaningful feedback.


Laurie Sutch, Talent Gateway Executive Director, University of Michigan-Dearborn

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