Career Readiness for Freeman Graduates
The Freeman Career Management Center defines career readiness as the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace. The following competencies are crucial for all Freeman students seeking opportunities beyond their time at Tulane University.
- Career & Self-Development—Proactively develop oneself and one’s career through continual personal and professional learning, awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses, navigation of career opportunities, and networking to build relationships within and without one’s organization.
- Communication—Clearly and effectively exchange information, ideas, facts, and perspectives with persons inside and outside of an organization.
- Critical Thinking—Identify and respond to needs based upon an understanding of situational context and logical analysis of relevant information.
- Equity & Inclusion—Demonstrate the awareness, attitude, knowledge, and skills required to equitably engage and include people from different local and global cultures. Engage in anti-racist practices that actively challenge the systems, structures, and policies of racism.
- Leadership—Recognize and capitalize on personal and team strengths to achieve organizational goals.
- Professionalism—Knowing work environments differ greatly, understand and demonstrate effective work habits, and act in the interest of the larger community and workplace.
- Teamwork—Build and maintain collaborative relationships to work effectively toward common goals, while appreciating diverse viewpoints and shared responsibilities.
- Technology—Understand and leverage technologies ethically to enhance efficiencies, complete tasks, and accomplish goals.
Through activities, workshops, seminars, speakers and one-on-one work with CMC Career Consultants, students have the opportunity to develop their competencies and develop ways to exhibit them in interview and career networking situations.