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  • Step One: Obtain Experience

    Complete 50 hours of an on or off campus experience such as an internship, part-time job, leadership role, or volunteer work in one semester. 

    Learn More About How to Gain Experience

  • Step Two: Select Competency

    Select a competency and apply on Handshake. You will need to upload a copy of your resume and the completed evidence sheet (up to 2 competencies per student per academic semester). Evidence sheets can be found in the Handshake application. Applications must be submitted within the semester you completed the experience. Retroactive evidence will not be awarded unless specified.

  • Step Three: Get Rewarded

    Please allow up to two weeks for your application to be reviewed. Once your application has been processed, you will receive an approval or denial notification email from the Career Center.

    If Approved

    If your application is approved, your digital competency will be issued by the Career Center through Credly Acclaim.  You will receive an email directly from Credly Acclaim on how to claim and share online.

    If Not Approved

    If your application has not been approved, please check your Stony Brook email address for information on the steps you need to take for approval. A response is needed from the student before the next academic semester.

Career Management


Digital Technology

Creativity and Innovation

Global Competence

Time Management

Problem Solving


Project Design

Public Speaking



Zoom Producer

Customer Service



Peer Education


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