Become Career Ready through Leadership & Campus Involvement

There are hundreds of opportunity to enhance the NACE competencies right on campus and the choices are truly endless.  With hundreds of clubs and organizations at your fingertips, there is something for everyone.

Examples of how students developed or enhanced their competencies through Leadership & Campus Involvement:

  • Kiara built her leadership competency when she became a Resident Assistant on campus where she manages a residence hall floor of undergraduate students and leads monthly floor meetings. Additionally, she has served as a mentor for Women in STEM (WiSTEM) Mentoring Program which supports underclasswomen pursuing STEM degrees.
  • Shane developed his professionalism competency by attending monthly meetings for the Business Management Society to listen to guest speakers on the topic of standards and professional dress expectations in the industry that he plans to pursue.
  • Joshua improved his teamwork competency by joining the Fundraising Committee for the HuskyTHON and playing in UConn’s intramural Men’s Soccer league.
  • Lixuan enhanced their technology competency by participating in HackUConn, where they utilized their programming and coding skills to assist with innovative solutions to today’s challenges. They also volunteered time to assist the Rainbow Center with their website development.

Feel free to schedule a meeting with a Career Coach in the Center for Career Development or talk to another trusted faculty or staff member on campus; maybe someone you’ve already connected with around career. The entire campus community is committed to your success-all you need to do is ask!

Do you have an example of a career-readiness competency that you have gained or enhanced? (Career & Self Development, Communication, Critical Thinking, Equity & Inclusion, Leadership, Professionalism, Teamwork, Technology)

We would love to hear your story. Please complete the Competency Intake form.

Sharing your competency development inspires other students to think about where and how they can gain competencies within and beyond UConn, and can prepare you for future interview questions when employers ask for examples about skills you have developed.