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Professional Skills

Spelman Pathways recognizes that there are critical skills key to future career success (graduate school, industry, etc.). The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is an American nonprofit professional association for college career services, recruiting practitioners, and others who wish to hire the college-educated. NACE has identified eight requisite career competencies that broadly prepare the college-educated for success in the workplace and lifelong career management.

NACE Career Competencies

  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Teamwork/Collaboration (Working In Teams)
  • Professionalism/Work Ethic (Operating & Managing)
  • Oral/Written Communications (Networking & Communication)
  • Career Management
  • Global/Intercultural Fluency
  • Leadership (Self-Driven Leadership)
  • Digital Technology


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SkillSurvey is a talent intelligence platform for assessing student skills (NACE Career Competencies). The platform provides students with feedback following work experiences to gain insights into how proficient they are in the skills required to succeed in today’s workplace. For more information, please contact Spelman Pathways at

Competency Development Workshops

The competency development workshops are designed to provide an opportunity for students to improve the skill and behaviors associated with the eight NACE Career Competencies. Workshop objectives include, but are not limited to:

  • Become familiar with the NACE Career Competencies
  • Identify the key characteristics of competencies
  • Identify behaviors and link them to competencies
  • Complete a competency self-assessment and use their SkillSurvey self-and-supervisor-assessment results to determine current performance level and development opportunities.