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What is Career Readiness?

Career readiness is a foundation from which to demonstrate requisite core competencies that broadly prepare the college educated for success in the workplace and lifelong career management.

For new college graduates, career readiness is key to ensuring successful entrance into the workforce. Career readiness is the foundation upon which a successful career is launched. Career readiness is, quite simply, the new career currency.

For higher education, career readiness provides a framework for addressing career-related goals and outcomes of curricular and extracurricular activities, regardless of the student’s field of study. For employers, career readiness plays an important role in sourcing talent, providing a means of identifying key skills and abilities across all job functions; similarly, career readiness offers employers a framework for developing talent through internship and other experiential education programs.

Career Readiness Competencies

There are eight career readiness competencies, each of which can be demonstrated in a variety of ways. Review a definition of each competency below as well as download supplemental materials to support and incorporate into your initiatives.

  • Career and Self-Development
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Technology

Come meet our Career Services team to help you get started on your career planning and building those essential competencies TODAY!

Reprinted courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers

Profiles and Contact Information

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Jessica Lane Wilson

Director of Career Services

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Jessica Quintanilla

Career Advisor

Career Advisor assists students with professional documents, personality and career assessment, resume review, cover letter review, mock interviewing, career counseling, and Handshake profile completion.

HEB School of Business and Administration, School of Health Professions, Dreeben School of Education

jmquinta@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 283-5014

Karla Lara, Career Advisor

Karla Lara

Career Advisor

This Advisor assists students in professional documents, personality and career assessment, resume review, cover letter review, mock interviewing, career counseling, and Handshake profile completion.

School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering, School of Media and Design, College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences

kglara@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 805-5829

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Peer Career Coach

The Peer Career Coach assists students in all academic colleges with professional documents, resume review, cover letter review, LinkedIn and Handshake profile completion.

careers@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3932

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Peer Career Coach

The Peer Career Coach assists students in all academic colleges with professional documents, resume review, cover letter review, LinkedIn and Handshake profile completion.

careers@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3932

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Peer Career Coach

The Peer Career Coach assists students in all academic colleges with professional documents, resume review, cover letter review, LinkedIn and Handshake profile completion.

careers@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3932

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Priscila Vaquera Aguilar

Media and Communications Student Assistant