You will be registered in a zero credit bearing course called The Career Gateway which will allow you to explore eight competencies all employers believe are necessary
to have when you get your first job, according to the National Association for Colleges
and Employers. It will be housed in LIVE and will be available to you throughout your
time at Wilkes University.
Each year you will be encouraged to complete two competencies. However, since this
is a self-paced course, you can earn the competencies at your leisure. Let's get Career Ready!
This program is based on NACE findings. The definitions of each competency are credited to NACE.
Knowing work environments differ greatly, understand and demonstrate effective work
habits and act in the interest of the larger community and workplace.
Clearly and effectively exchange information, ideas, facts and perspectives with persons
inside and outside of an organization.
Understand and leverage technologies ethically to enhance efficiencies, complete tasks
and accomplish goals.
Build and maintain collaborative relationships to work effectively toward common goals,
while appreciating diverse viewpoints and shared responsibilities.
Recognize and capitalize on personal and team strengths to achieve organizational
Equity & Inclusion
Demonstrate the awareness, attitude, knowledge and skills required to equitably engage
and include people from different local and global cultures. Engage in anti-racist
practices that actively challenge the systems, structures and policies of racism.
Identify and respond to needs based upon an understanding of situational context and
logical analysis of relevant information.
Career & Self-Development
Proactively develop oneself and one’s career through continual personal and professional
learning, awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses, navigation of career opportunities
and networking to build relationships within and without one’s organization.