Staff can partner with Career Connect to provide their students with the opportunity to earn a credential in one or all four marketable skills: teamwork, critical thinking, written communication, and oral communication. Co-curricular activities provide students with experiential learning which helps the development of these skills.
To partner with Career Connect, the co-curricular activity needs to include the following:
- Integrate students’ ePortfolio use into a student experience
- Require students to develop a product or activity that can be observed, rated, and reflected upon
- Require students to reflect on their learning activity and product by providing answers to Career Connect reflection prompts
- Integrate student learning in one or more of the following skills: written communication, oral communication, teamwork, or critical thinking
By accumulating badges throughout their time at UNT, students can gain a credential that could appear on a proposed digital transcript. This credential achievement would have a direct link to the classes and/or activities that contributed to earning the credential.