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Adding Experiences to Your Courses

Students consistently rate themselves as more proficient in the career competencies employers are seeking than employers do, resulting in a skills gap.  While some students develop these skills through curricular and co-curricular experiences, many face challenges in identifying and articulating their competencies.  You can help us bridge this gap by providing experiences in the classroom that help students to develop these skills and reflect upon these experiences.. 

How Can Students Develop Career Competencies Through Your Class Assignments?

You can articulate the career competencies students will develop in your syllabus, and throughout your course by connecting them to specific assignments.  Doing so signals to all students the connection between your course content and marketable skills.

Additional Resources

Career Readiness Competencies by NACE

Curated Resources for Teaching and Assessing Career Readiness Competencies, by NACE

Incorporating Industry Projects Into Your Course

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is a high-impact practice that helps students build meaningful connections between course content and the world beyond the classroom. PBL is a form of active learning in which students learn by investigating actual problems in the real world.


Incorporating Career Success Modules Into Your Course

Career Success Modules help students build confidence and knowledge about career interests and the job market, as well as connect classroom learning to industry needs.  They are very short online activity-based units that cover a variety of career readiness topics.