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Career Development Center

ENDORSED: Career Ready

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At the Career Development Center, being “career ready” means something. The Endorsed Program, a career readiness program, is designed to prepare you to be ready for the workforce by the time your graduate. This self-paced program can be completed in as few as two or three semesters, but it will be most effective if you start it as a freshman and complete it during your college journey.

The goal of this program is to prepare you to transition into the workforce successfully by equipping you with essential skills and knowledge—the focus is on career readiness. You will learn about the eight competencies associated with career readiness that were developed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Understanding these allows for the development of strategies that build a transition between the college experience and the world of work. The competencies are as follows:

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Leadership
  • Digital technology
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Professionalism and work ethic
  • Career management
  • Global and intercultural fluency

By providing opportunities through the Career Development Center; other cocurricular programming on campus; and community-wide, employer-engagement, leadership, and volunteer experiences, our office can assist you in enhancing your career possibilities by basing our services on helping you develop these competencies.

How will you develop these competencies while you are a student?

Contact us at careercenter@pfw.edu or 260-481-0689 to learn more about our Endorsed Program.