How to Infuse Career Competencies Into The Curriculum

The National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) has identified Eight Principles of Good Practice that can be applied to any experiential learning activity.

  1. Add a syllabus statement that identifies skills and career competencies students develop in your course. What career readiness means along with the examples (found on the faculty and staff webpage of the CRC website) and definitions of NACE competencies.
    • Example: This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills related to these GECCs: [insert relevant competencies]. As a result of attaining these skills you will be better prepared and ready to engage in experiential learning and/or employment. This aligns your academic and career goals to take what you are learning in this class and apply it. We intentionally integrate these into coursework and experiential learning.
  2. Canvas & Portfolium ePortfolios: Supporting & Showcasing Student Success
  3. Career-Ready Course Content:Ideas and Syllabi Examples

Faculty as advocates, share how to have coaching conversations. Provide key examples for students to develop career competencies. Not expected to be academic or career advisors, keep it simple, stay informed, have familiarity with resources, advocate for career and academic resources and refer students to us as needed.   Infuses a holistic approach to the journey and utilize these resources in courses and conversations. 

Phases of Career Readiness with Resources