Across all disciplines, employers have similar expectations of the skills needed from qualified applicants. Below is a list of essential skills gathered from research published about employer needs.* Listed below each skill are opportunities to explore and develop that particular skill or behavior. Use these suggestions to create your own powerful set of skills while at GardnerWebb, in and out of the classroom. A strong set of these skills and behaviors will increase your marketability for internships, jobs and graduate school.
Number 1 way to develop any of these skills, Involvement on Campus
*Sources include the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE), Michigan State University, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, UNC Wilmington, Hart Research Associates, CareerBuilder, US New & World Report, World Future Society, American Society for Training and Development and the US Department of Labor
**Campus leadership and peer leader positions include Resident Assistant, Big Brother/Big Sister, U111 Peer Leader, Student Government Association (SGA), Student Recruitment Ambassadors (SRA), Peer Tutoring and Writing Center