Employers want students who are Career Ready

Prepared for the workforce?

The Eight Competencies

Career readiness means that you have the competencies needed for a successful transition into the workplace. There are 8 competencies defined by the National Association of College and Employers.

Career Readiness at Illinois

Throughout your time at Illinois you have the opportunity to continue to grow and develop these skills. In fact, you will continue to develop your career readiness skills in your professional career as well. There's really no "achieved" status when it comes to career readiness. As a Grainger College of Engineering student, you are developing the skills and competencies to be successful. Listed below are just a few of the ways you can improve your brand and increase your marketability to employers. Come talk to a Career Peer or ECS Adviser about opportunities and how to say it on your résumé.