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NACE Career Competency Workshops - Secure the Bag: Success Beyond the Gates

Spelman Pathways recognizes critical skills that are needed to ensure success in graduate school, industry and life. Students are encouraged to take advantage of several valuable virtual workshop offerings conducted from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST. You will also have an opportunity to earn two bonus hours of community service. Attend workshops for details.


Critical Thinking


Thursday, September 21 | 6 - 7 p.m. EST

What Do You Really Know? Critical Thinking on the Pathway to Success

Explain a situation that required you to utilize Critical Thinking skills in your community service activity. How did you resolve the situation?

Spelman Pathways Critical Thinking



Thursday, October 12 | 6 - 7 p.m. EST

The Whole World at my Fingertips: Using Technology to Your Advantage

How did your community service utilize technology? Are there any improvements you would make?

Spelman Pathways Technology



Thursday, October 19 | 6 - 7 p.m. EST

Teamwork Starts with Me

Teamwork: Describe something you did while performing your community service that required teamwork. What did you like? What did you dislike?

Spelman Pathways Technology Workshop

Equity and Inclusion


Thursday, November 9 | 6 - 7 p.m. EST

Equity and Inclusion: What Do They Really Mean?

Describe a situation at your community service that demonstrated diversity, equity, inclusion, and/or belonging.

Spelman Pathways Equity  Inclusion

Personality Matters, Inc. logo

The NACE Career Competency Workshops are designed and facilitated by Personality Matters, led by Dr. Cherry Collier, MCC, MCNLP, C'91.


National Association of Colleges and Employers

Logo image of NACEThe 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.

Eight career readiness competencies:

  1. Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  2. Teamwork/Collaboration (Working In Teams)
  3. Professionalism/Work Ethic (Operating & Managing)
  4. Oral/Written Communications (Networking & Communication)
  5. Career Management
  6. Global/Intercultural Fluency
  7. Leadership (Self-Driven Leadership)
  8. Digital Technology

Learn more about the NACE Career Readiness Competencies



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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