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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 p.m. – 7 p.m. EST.

You will also have an opportunity to earn two bonus hours of community service. Attend workshops for details.



Thursday, Feb. 8 | 6 - 7 p.m. EST

What You Say and How You Say It

Register for the Communication Workshop

Secure the Bag Feb 8


Thursday, Feb. 22 | 6 - 7 p.m. EST

Understanding the Assignment
How to Act, Dress and Speak in Professional Environments

Register for the Professionalism Workshop
Secure the Bag Feb 22


Wednesday, March 20 | 6 - 7 p.m. EST

Leadership: Soaring to New Heights

Register for the Leadership Workshop

Secure the Bag March 20


Tuesday, April 9 | 6 - 7 p.m. EST

Career and Self-Development: Honing Your Gifts and Talents

Register for the Career and Self Development Workshop
Career and Self Development 4.9.24

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