Marketable Skills

Employers and educators agree that critical thinking, oral and written communication, and teamwork are among the most important student skills to develop during a college education. Career Connect allows students to document and connect their learning to these four competencies and showcase them to potential employers through the use of the ePortfolio.  

These skills can be defined as: 

Career Connect targets the development and validation of these skills by partnering with UNT faculty and staff members who offer, or would like to offer a high impact practice activity (see examples of these activities on our homepage). Upon completing such an activity students are assessed on the skill the activity is targeting. Learn more about assessing these skills...


Why target only these four skills?

Career Connect chose these skills because they:

  • were developed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities with the help of multiple faculty and experts from many different disciplines and colleges around the country
  • represent the key student learning outcomes that educators, employers, and policy makers agree are essential for student success in the workplace and in life 
  • align with UNT’s core rubrics
  • will provide UNT with standardized measures that can be compared across all departments