What is career readiness?
It is attaining and demonstrating needed competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace.
We recommend students plan ahead and begin preparing right away for what they want to do with a career! Employers actively seek recent graduates who are skilled and ready to contribute to the day-to-day operations of their organizations.
As information technology degree-focused students begin to prepare to enter the workforce, being career ready doesn’t just mean having the technical knowledge and skills needed to be successful. You also need soft skills like critical thinking, communications, teamwork, digital technology, leadership, work ethic, career management and global fluency.
At the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence, we understand the challenges students face when juggling classroom work while attempting to develop career readiness skills. To help, we have provided some resources that students can use in building soft skills, career skills, and internship opportunities.