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How to Get Started

Step 1: Career Services encourages you to use the Am I Career Ready assessment in Focus2 to gauge your proficiency level within the eight NACE Career Readiness competencies. We recommend being honest in your self-assessment; you are not great at everything nor are you not good at anything. Really think of what you are good at, what comes easily to you and what is more challenging. The more honest you are with yourself, the more you’ll get out of this self-assessment.

Step 2: If you’re unsure about the competencies in which you are most or least proficient, ask people you are close to for their opinions and input: family members, friends, faculty, advisors, supervisors, and other people in your life. Also know that the areas you anticipate improving are not deficiencies rather skills you haven’t yet had the chance to enhance; look at them as opportunities to explore, learn, and grow.

Step 3: Review the documents below to give you additional ideas of how to enhance your proficiency with the Career Readiness Competencies in order to become Career Ready.

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Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Step 4: Complete The Ready Report to keep track of all the meaningful experiences you complete related to each of the competencies. 


Use the worksheets below to reflect on the competencies you've developed through internships, volunteering, courses, research, activities, and other projects.

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