It isn’t just about the job you land once the diploma is in your hand, it’s more than that. To be Ready7 means you’re prepared and focused for whatever life may throw your way. From your aspirations, to the people who believe in you, even to how you believe in yourself… These seven tools give direction and purpose to the unclear and often-daunting journey from college to career.
How well do you understand yourself and what matters to you? Do you know your valuable and authentic attributes including your interests, strengths, values and skills?
Have you developed an understanding of 3-5 potential career paths that are of interest to you?
Have you developed strong, updated self-marketing materials including your LinkedIn and Handshake profiles, resume, cover letter and professional introduction?
Do you know how to make professional connections and build mutually supportive relationships with experienced professionals?
Have you learned how to effectively communicate how your skills and experiences meet the needs of organizations and careers in your area of interest?
Do you have the mindset, information and skills to be highly effective and successful in the workplace?
“Workplace Ready” Communications: professional verbal and written communication skills/etiquette/experience, effective public speaking and presentation skills
“Workplace Ready” Skills: business basics, technology literacy, data analytics/excel, project management, collaboration/teamwork, inclusion, and social/digital media
Do you have the mindset, knowledge and skills to build a flourishing life after college?
Character: Interpersonal and relational skills, virtues, ethics, reflection, grit, resilience, growth/entrepreneurial mindset, vision, ambition and goals
Lifelong Learning: Personal financial management, healthy habits and lifestyle, building community (e.g. friendships and support networks), resourcefulness, service