Career Competencies are skills that college graduates should obtain in order to be
successful in the workforce.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), through a task force of select professionals, identified eight competencies associated
with career readiness.
You can read more about the eight Career Competencies (Communication, Digital Technology,
Global Understanding, Leadership, Problem Solving, Professionalism, Self-Awareness/Career
Management, and Teamwork)
Digital competencies recognize, display, and transmit a person's skills, abilities,
and knowledge developed through experiences that are verified by the judgment of some
university authority. They are a visual way to recognize the competencies students
have developed and help them connect their accomplishments to the actual job market.
The digital competencies allow employers to grasp the verifiable skills that students
Here are the eight digital Career Readiness Competencies students can obtain:
Students will be able to display these digital competencies on any social media platform,
Students can display the credentials on their resume and provide color and flair to
Students will be able to show future employers what skills they gained from their
Students will be able to illustrate concrete examples of what they did to develop
Digital or "micro" credentials allow for connection of informal and formal in and
out of college
If you are interested in learning more about having your student staff earn "digital
credentials" that reflect the Career Competencies listed above, please contact Tara
Campbell at 631-632-1198 or at