12Essentials for SuccessCompetencies Employers Seek in College GraduatesCareer Services Network
20101214161822242616Contributing to a Team In the workplace each person’s contribution isessential to success. Having the ability to workcollaboratively with others is vital. This includesidentifying individual strengths (yours and others) and harnessing them for the group,building consensus, knowing when to lead andwhen to follow, and appreciating group dynamics.18Navigating Across Boundaries Life is filled with boundaries—good and bad.Discover how to avoid the boundaries thatbecome barriers so you don’t hamper the abilityto collaborate with other people. 20Performing with Integrity It only takes one bad instance to destroy yearsof good faith and good relationships. It’s important to develop a code of ethics and principles to guide your life.22Developing ProfessionalCompetencies The end of college is the beginning of a neweducation. Build on what you already know andkeep learning new skills—your job will challengeyou to grow and develop in ways you haven’timagined yet.24Balancing Work and LifeYou’ve got a lot to accomplish in limited time.How do you get it all done and still stay sane?The key is maintaining balance among the different parts of your life. 26Embracing ChangeJust about every aspect of life is in a constantstate of change. Sometimes it may seem that nosooner do you get caught up than you have tostart all over again. No matter how you feelabout change, you have to learn to deal with it.3683Working in a Diverse Environment Learning from people who are different from you—and recognizing your commonalities—is an important part of your education and essential preparation for the world you will join.6Managing Time and Priorities Managing how you spend your time, and on what, is essential in today’s world. Learn how to sort priorities so you stay in control of your life. 8Acquiring Knowledge Learning how to learn is just as important as theknowledge itself. No matter what your futureholds, you’ll continue to learn every day of yourlife.10Thinking Critically Developing solid critical thinking skills means you’ll be confident to handle autonomy, make sound decisions, and find the connection between opportunities you have to learn and how those opportunities will affect your future.12Communicating EffectivelyDeveloping listening, interpreting, and speaking skills is just as important as reading and writing. 14Solving ProblemsYou may only have thought about problem-solving when you’re faced with a crisis. Understand the process and mind-set of success-ful problem-solving and you’ll more easily handle the bigger challenges that come your way.