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Are You Career Ready?

The National Association of Colleges and Employers, through a task force of college career services and HR/staffing professionals, has developed a definition, based on extensive research among employers, and identified eight competencies associated with career readiness.

How can you expand or enhance these skills at Pitt-Greensburg? Explore the competencies below to learn how your Pitt-Greensburg experience can help make you more career ready both inside and outside the classroom!

  • Research/Capstone Projects
  • Volunteer or Intern with the Center for Applied Research
  • Decision Making with Excel
  • Ethics/Philosophy Classes
  • Laboratories
  • Public Speaking Class
  • Capstone (Written Component & Presentation)
  • Comp and Business Writing (English-related) classes
  • Completing an internship or experiential learning opportunity to enhance your professional skills and gain practical experience in your field of study
  • Clubs/Organizations: The Insider, Pendulum, Creative Writing Club, Lambda Pi Eta
  • Sports or Intramural Opportunities
  • Class Group Projects
  • Active Roles in Student Organizations
  • Capstone (collaborative project)
  • Theater
  • Laboratories
  • Digital Studies course
  • IT-related course
  • Internships such as Video Production or Sports Information
  • Club Leadership/Involvement: Digital Advertising
  • Greensburg Experience More (GEM) program
  • Emerging Leaders
  • ROTC
  • Military Science Courses
  • Leadership/Officer Role in a Student Organization
  • Leadership Conference - Fall Semester
  • Commuter Mentor
  • Community Assistant
  • Athletics/Intramurals
  • Student Government Association
  • Professional Impressions career event
  • Complete a mock interview
  • Research/Teaching Assistant
  • Volunteer CFAR
  • ROTC
  • Complete an internship, volunteer experience, or employment opportunity adhering to the company or organization guidelines.
  • Take an interest inventory or career-related assessment to determine how interests can translate into career options
  • Shadow or do an informational interview
  • Gain experience in your major (e.g., internship, volunteer work, research, student teaching, part-time job)
  • Allies Training
  • Study Abroad
  • International Student Mentor
  • Greensburg Experience More (GEM)
  • Foreign Language Class
  • Clubs/Organizations: Diversity Student Coalition, Gender & Sexuality Club, Spanish Club, Christian Fellowship, Active Minds

Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers.