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How Your Student Can Acquire the Skills Employers Seek


  • help students gain experience and skills
  • help students decide on a career path
  • help students recognize their strengths and weaknesses
  • help students build networks/contacts
  • help improve the student’s GPA
  • help students make a smoother transition into the world of work
  • help students land a job

Externships / Job Shadowing

Related Part-time Jobs


  • shows initiative (but too much may indicate inability to take direction from others)

Volunteering / Community Service

Class Projects

Campus Involvement

  • develop communication skills/public speaking skills, teamwork, planning and organizational skills, and leadership skills


  • learn discipline, persistence, teamwork, time management, and ability to take constructive criticism

Source: Harris, Marcia B. and Jones, Sharon L. The Parent's Crash Course in Career Planning