Eller College strives to help students develop as young and well rounded professionals. The Student Scorecard is a tool that Career Coaches will use to assist students in assessing a student's strengths and weaknesses in six different skill categories and create action plans to help the student enhance their skills.
The Eller Professional Development Center partnered with top employers of Eller Graduates and came up with these six skills that employers value the most in their new hires.
|Leadership||Leadership is defined as a bias toward action. It can be seen as a skill of empowering and mobilizing others toward a mutually agreed-upon goal. It can also be executed through motivating and guiding a team. The important thing about this definition is that it does not denote a position or power. Anyone can be a leader by fulfilling this definition, both an elected head and a member without any official position.|
|Communication||Communication is a means of connecting people. It is the ability to verbally and non-verbally communicate with persons inside and outside of an organization. Business communication is also how a company shares information to promote its products or services. It is a key function of business because an organization cannot operate without communication between levels, departments, and employees. Communication can be categorized as verbal, nonverbal, and written.|
|Collaboration||Collaboration is working with others toward a common goal. Collaboration is the ability to work in a team structure while utilizing interpersonal skills. Demonstrating flexibility and adaptability is essential in successful collaboration.|
|Analytics||Analytical skills are the ability to visualize, gather information, articulate, analyze, solve complex problems, and make decisions. Analytical skills are essential in business to ensure necessary problem solving occurs to keep productivity and other areas of the business functioning smoothly.|
|Technical Skills||Technical skills are those abilities acquired through learning and practice. They are often job or task specific. In other words, a particular skill set or proficiency required to perform a specific job or task.|
|Experiential||Experiential learning is an umbrella term for career-related experiences. Experiential learning is active learning through experience, participation, and doing. This includes student work, internships, and observation experiences.|
Students can meet with our Career Coaches and discuss their rating and implement an action plan so the student can improve on the skill or set of skills.
|Outstanding||Truly excellent; could be a role model for others; balances the what and the how; role models the Values while executing the responsibilities|
|Very Strong||Highly effective, but still could be fine tuned|
|Competent||Solid and steady in essential aspects, but could be improved; balances the what and the how; consistently demonstrates the Values|
|Underdeveloped||Not consistent or fully developed in some essential aspects; could be developmental opportunity if critical for job success|
|Not Developed||Underdeveloped in most essential aspects; would be clearly a developmental opportunity if critical for job success; fails to balance the what and the how; does not consistently demonstrate the Values|