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Career Readiness in the Classroom

Linking curricular learning objectives to career readiness competencies is important to students' success in the classroom and in the workforce. ELCS helps faculty tomorrow-proof our students by weaving both curricular learning outcomes and career readiness competencies into course syllabi in order to make in-and-out-of-classroom education seamless.

Download a PDF of our Career Readiness Competencies here.

Career Planning & Management

Professionalism | Tomorrow-Proofing | Personal Brand

ELCS Resources:

  • Resumes & Cover Letters
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Testing Services
  • Career Fairs & Workshops
  • LinkedIn Profile Writing
  • ELCS Scholarship Fund

Other Resources:

  • Curry Health & Wellness
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Alumni Networking
  • Micro-Credentials & Trainings

Learning Continuum & Knowledge Sharing

Community Partnerships | Lifelong Learning | Practitioner Knowledge

ELCS Resources:

  • Student Employment
  • Professional Internships
  • Job Shadowing
  • Graduate School Search
  • Professional School Exploration

Other Resources:

  • Faculty Mentors
  • Professional Certifications
  • Professional Associations
  • Informational Interviews
  • Graduate School

Informed Decision-Making

Career Planning | Return-on-Education | Financial Acuity

ELCS Resources:

  • Experiential Learning Advising
  • Career Coaching
  • Nonprofit Advising
  • Career-Related Assessments
  • Research

Other Resources:

  • TRIO Student Support Services
  • Academic Advisors
  • Freshman Seminar
  • Financial Education
  • Writing and Public Speaking Center

Digital Fluency

Social Networking | Job Search | Skill Documentation

ELCS Resources:

  • Handshake
  • LinkedIn
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Digital Communications

Other Resources:

  • Volunteer Missoula
  • MT High Tech Business Alliance
  • USA Jobs
  • State of Montana Careers
  • Department of Labor CareerOneStep

Diversity & Global Awareness

Cultural Sensitivity | Positive Social Change | Policy & Public Service

ELCS Resources:

  • Intern, Work, or Research Abroad
  • National Student Exchange
  • Martin Luther King Day Events
  • AmeriCorps & VISTA
  • Peace Corps
  • Pre-Study Abroad Advising

Other Resources:

  • Model United Nations
  • DiverseU
  • Study Abroad & Global Grizzlies
  • Diversity Advisory Council

Civic Engagement & Collective Action

Reciprocal Relationships | Civil Discourse | Democratic Appreciation

ELCS Resources:

  • Nonprofit Independent Study
  • Volunteer Programs
  • Adopt-a-Family/Adopt-a-Vet
  • University United Food Friday
  • Learning by Giving Grant Program

Other Resources:

  • ASUM Senate
  • VETS Office
  • Community Volunteer Programs
  • Nonprofit Board Membership
  • UM Student Groups

Critical Reasoning & Problem Solving

Bridge Theory to Practice | Reflective Learning | Fuel Innovation

ELCS Resources:

  • Undergraduate Research
  • Service Learning
  • Research Assistance
  • UM Conference on Undergraduate Research

Other Resources:

  • Core Curriculum
  • General Education Coursework
  • C&I 160: Learning Strategies
  • Professional Publication

Leadership & Interpersonal Communication

Entrepreneurship | Delegation & Empowerment | Coalitions

ELCS Resources:

  • Service Saturdays
  • Alternative Breaks
  • Interview Preparation
  • Student Mentor Program
  • Mock Interviews

Other Resources:

  • Sorority and Fraternity Involvement
  • Global Leadership Initiative
  • President's Lecture Series
  • University Center LeadershipU
  • Montana NEW Leadership