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 you to document and connect your learning to these four competencies and showcase them to potential employers through the use of the digital ePortfolio.
These skills can be defined as:
- Critical thinking: A habit of the mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusions.
- Oral Communication: A prepared, purposeful presentation designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners' attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.
- Written Communication: The expression of ideas in writing that develop through iterative experiences across curricula and can involve learning to work in different genres, styles, writing technologies, and mixing texts, data, and images.
- Teamwork: Behaviors that represent the collective of individual contributions towards team tasks and discussions and the manner of interactions among team members. Contributions are measured in both quantity and quality.