Each year, in compliance the NACE best practice recommendations, the Maryville College Career Center survey's its graduating seniors and recent graduates to gather first destination data. The reports on our most recent graduating classes are found below. Note that this data is self-reported by the undergraduate students who elected to respond to the First Destination Survey and is not a complete class profile.
2018 Annual Report - In Progress
Career Readiness Competencies
What is career readiness? The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has recently defined "career readiness as: "...the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace." We believe that a liberal arts education fulfills these competencies better than any other approach to higher education. A liberal arts education provides critical thinking, communication skills and a broad base of knowledge that emphasizes the interconnectedness of life.
What does this mean for the workforce?
NACE provides 'career-readiness' competencies to guide your personal and professional development.
|Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems.|
|Oral/Written Communications: Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms.|
|Teamwork/Collaboration: Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints.|
|Digital Technology: Leverage existing digital technologies ethically and efficiently to solve problems, complete tasks, and accomplish goals.|
|Leadership: Leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals, and use interpersonal skills to coach, develop, guide and motivate others.|
|Professionalism/Work Ethic: Demonstrate personal accountability including productive work habits, punctuality, and time management while maintaining a professional work image.|
|Career Management: Understand and articulate one's skills, strengths, and knowledge to identify areas for professional growth.|
|Global/Intercultural Fluency: Value, respect and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations and religions.|