What is Career Readiness?

“The attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace” (National Association of Colleges and Employers, 2016).

Here at Auburn, we strive for all students to enter the workforce with the skills needed for success. For this reason, we have implemented the Career Ready program.

What are the career readiness skills?


Access and manage emotion of all individuals. Capitalize on the strengths of others and use interpersonal skills to motivate, guide, organize, prioritize and delegate work.


Leverage appropriate technologies ethically and efficiently to solve problems, complete tasks and accomplish goals.


Build relationships within a diverse network in order to archive a common goal by negotiation and managing conflict.


Deliver and receive information by articulating and discerning thoughts and ideas using oral, written and non-verbal communication skills.


Demonstrate accountability by taking ownership of your actions and behavior while keeping the interest of others in mind, and be willing to learn from mistakes.

Career Ownership

Navigate and explore career options, take necessary steps to pursue opportunities and understand how to advocate for oneself.

Cross-Cultural Fluency

Demonstrate a respectful attitude by being open, inclusive, and sensitive to viewpoints of all people and be willing to understand individual differences.

Critical Thinking

Exercise sound reasoning to analyse issues, make decisions and overcome problems.

Last modified: January 15, 2019