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Essential Skills and PACE Projects

Discovering Your Essential Skills in PACE Projects

As you prepare for life after Clayton State, employers and graduate programs will be seeking specific skills that set you apart from others. By highlighting the essential skills employers seek, we hope to enhance your awareness of the transferable skills you are building while pursuing your academic coursework.

Top Essential Skills to develop for success in your college career and beyond

This worksheet identifies important skills you will develop in academic and non-academic settings as a student at Clayton State University. Active participation in class and campus research opportunities, leadership positions, volunteering, internships, and part time jobs allow you to develop these much sought after skills. In fact, you probably already have some experiences in these skill areas; you just need to articulate them and provide examples of the ways you use them in applications and in interviews. Making sure you have all of these skills and demonstrating your mastery will help you become a competitive candidate for experiential opportunities as well as jobs and further academic study.

In particular, consider how the community engagement project in your PACE class will allow you to develop many of these skills.

Complete the Essential Skills in PACE Classes Worksheet

Analytical Skills Analytical Thinking/ Quantitative Assessment Decision Making Ethical Reasoning and Judgement Navigate Ambiguity Problem Solving/ Critical Thinking
Creativity & Communication Skills Creativity and Innovation Influence/ Persuade Interpersonal Skills Listening Skills Resourcefulness
Multicultural Understanding Professionalism Verbal Communication Written Communication  
Leadership & Teamwork Skills Collaboration Initiative Discipline/Motivation Teamwork Flexibility/ Adaptability
Technical & Information Skills Research Information Technology Application Plan/Organize/ Prioritize