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    Aligning Internship Programming, Experiences With Competencies a Natural Step for Northwestern Mutual

    Northwestern Mutual shifting the focus of its internship program to development of career readiness competencies seemed like a natural progression since the company was already focusing on themes similar to those identified by NACE’s competencies.

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    Helping Faculty Understand the Impact of the NACE Career Readiness Competencies

    The NACE Career Readiness Competencies can be a valuable tool to help faculty members demonstrate to administrators, students, and parents that what they do creates long-term value for students.

  3. Fehribach Center program interns.
    The Fehribach Center at Eskenazi Health Promotes Positive Career Outcomes for Students With Disabilities

    Winner of the 2024 Chevron Innovation Award, the Gregory S. Fehribach Center at Eskenazi Health empowers Indiana college students with physical disabilities to achieve equitable employment following graduation.

  4. A faculty member speaking to college students after class.
    Collaborating With Faculty for Successful Student Outcomes, Institutional Effectiveness

    Faculty are a key source of career advice for students—with more than nine of out 10 saying students asked them for guidance in the past year, according to a new study conducted by NACE in collaboration with the American Association of Colleges & Universities and the Society for Experiential Education.

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    Lessons (So Far) From a Former Dean of Career Success Turned Industry Insider

    A former dean now working with hiring organizations offers five lessons for how higher ed can work with industry and move the needle for students—especially low-income and first-generation students.

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    Yale OCS Online Career Tool Applies Design-Thinking Principles, Is Open to Anyone

    The Yale Office of Career Strategy enlisted the help of key partners to create an assessment tool that incorporates design-thinking principles and is available to everyone, not just Yale students and alums.

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    Strategic Approaches to Integrating Career Readiness Competencies

    Strategic Approaches to Integrating Career Readiness Competencies, developed by the NACE Career Integration Task Force, identifies strategies and practices for integrating career readiness skills and competencies institution-wide and examines how career readiness informs skills-based hiring. The publication also identifies further areas for research.

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    McPherson Links Campus Jobs to Career Readiness Competencies

    To make McPherson College students aware of the skills they are developing during their campus jobs, Amy Beckman incorporated career readiness competencies into student job descriptions and supervision.

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    UC San Diego Passport Program Helps Students Create Their Own Career and Life Roadmap

    The University of California, San Diego Career Center developed the Triton Career Readiness Passport to help students launch a personal career journey by answering a simple question: Why?

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    Engaging Faculty the Key Component to Success of Georgia State’s Career Readiness Initiative

    Getting faculty buy in, having liaisons in different departments, and having the faculty be program champions was the key to the success of Georgia State’s “College to Career” career readiness initiative.

  11. Kathleen Powell of William and Mary.
    W&M’s Professional Development Academy Expands to Create Foundations Course, Evolves Into Week-long Event

    While moving to a virtual world and with little experience using virtual tools, William & Mary career center staff connected students and alumni by creating the Professional Development Academy.

  12. CSU Fullerton employees pose with their NACE Award.
    CSU Fullerton Program Empowers First-Gen Students to Create Their Own Social Capital

    CSU Fullerton’s “I Am First” program teaches first-generation students how to create social capital through a curriculum that empowers students to cultivate agency in their career search.

  13. A group of students work with a career adviser.
    Success of Dominican University Business School’s Career Development Program Leads to Campus-Wide Initiative

    Dominican University, a Hispanic-serving institution with 64% of students identifying as Latinx and located just outside of Chicago, launched its successful career development program in its Brennan School of Business in fall 2017.

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    ChatGPT Answers Questions About Its Role in Recruiting and Hiring

    In a unique interview with ChatGPT, NACE asks the AI language model how it feels about its use as a tool in the job search, career readiness, and talent acquisition; the ethics of its use; and more.

  15. 2023 NACE Award for Technology Excellence Winners

    Members of the NACE Community recently offered some suggestions to their colleagues for books to add to their summer reading lists.

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    Working With Faculty: TakeAways From the Competency Symposium

    New to the repository is “Curated Resources for Teaching and Assessing Career Readiness Competencies,” a compendium developed through a grassroots effort by NACE members. Access this and other resources at www.naceweb.org/career-readiness/resources/ .

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    Exploring the Influence of Course-Based Career Experiences and Faculty on Students’ Career Preparation

    The effective preparation of college students for careers is an important college outcome. Yet, employers and the public increasingly feel that universities are not doing enough to prepare students for the workforce

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    Op-Ed: The Great Debate: Should Job Location Development Be Housed in Career Services?

    There are two types of people in the world of career services: people who know about JLD and those who have not heard about it yet. It is a tad obscure and vague; however, it can have a significant impact on a student’s educational journey and pathway to career success.

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    Creating a Mentoring Program: Using Gamification to Increase Students’ Career Readiness and Graduation Outcomes

    With no additional budget, Clarion’s Center for Career and Professional Development built and implemented a mentor program for students.

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    Creating a Culture of Collaboration With Career Champions

    At the University of South Carolina, career services is working to make career readiness and employability everyone’s responsibility with its career champions program.

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    The Ever-Fluctuating Skill Set, the College-to-Career Transition, and the T-Student

    Career success means a commitment to lifelong learning to add skills and credentials that employers need. The adaptive innovator—or T-professional—does just that.

  22. Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis is the winner of the 2023 NACE/Chevron Award for its First Generation Career Connection Night as part of its First Generation Student Success Campaign.
    IUPUI Campaign Supports, Empowers First-generation Students in Career Readiness

    Winner of the 2023 NACE/Chevron Award, the IUPUI First Generation Career Connection Night connects first-generation students to employers to build their social capital.

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    The Leadership Competency: How Interns and Employers View Development

    The authors look at the similarities and differences in how college students and employers describe leadership and its various proficiency levels.

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    Facilitating Faculty Buy-In to Career Readiness

    Since the success of career readiness plays out in the classroom, faculty need to drive implementation of the career readiness competencies.

  25. A student sits with her college mentor to go over her career readiness.
    Beyond the Skills Gap

    Systemic reform centered on active learning is essential to cultivate career competencies.

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    The Communication Competency: Exploring Student Intern and Employer Communication Differences

    Research conducted by Aaron James and Troy Nunamaker, Clemson University, indicates that many students under- or overrate their communication skills, perhaps because they are assessing them in the context of an academic setting, not the workplace.

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    Competencies: Employers Weigh Importance Versus New Grad Proficiency

    Career services offices should provide programming and resources to help boost students’ proficiency in critical thinking, communication, and professionalism.

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    Mapping the Impacts of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Inquiry Experiences to the NACE Career Readiness Competencies

    Undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry experiences can help students build competencies in all eight NACE career readiness competencies.

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    Carolina Cluster Initiative Focuses on Career Readiness and Employer Engagement

    The Carolina Cluster forged a new model for career readiness and designed and implemented programs to improve employment outcomes for graduates.