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Auburn University Career Center Newsletter

September 2017: Get Career Ready

In this issue....

  • Career Readiness Competencies
  • Fall Career Events
  • Career Center Resources
  • Staff Spotlight: Henry Granado
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Career readiness is “the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace” (National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), 2016).


At the Auburn University Career Center, we are promoting and educating the importance of the eight Career Readiness Competencies. Our staff is committed to helping students gain a Career Ready foundation in order to prepare and to transition students for their next steps as well as their respective careers.


It is essential for college graduates to possess Career Readiness Competencies in order to be successful in a work environment. Recruiters and interviewers are looking for qualified candidates that embody and harness the following competencies:


  • Leadership
  • Digital Technology
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Oral & Written Communication
  • Professionalism & Work Ethic
  • Career Management
  • Global/Intercultural Fluency
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving


Identifying and developing these Career Ready Competencies will be beneficial to students by emphasizing engagement in the classroom, preparation for leadership positions, performance in the workplace, and applications for graduate or professional school. The Career Center is creating avenues and raising awareness so all students will become career ready.

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Handshake is our online recruiting platform for students and employers. This one-stop shop allows for students to connect with companies, non-profits and organizations of all shapes and sizes. Handshake helps the Auburn University Career Center offer students access to more opportunities than ever before, using data to help them find jobs or internships that best match their interests. Access your Handshake account today!

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Henry Granado

We welcome Mr. Henry Granado to the AU Career Center team as our Information Technology Specialist. Henry and his wife reside in Auburn, AL after moving from California in 2015. Henry studied both Computer Science and Psychology while in college and has been in his current career field for about 20 years. Henry enjoys many things when he is not hard at work, but his favorite is traveling and meeting new people.

Career Center Resources

Auburn University Career Center

The Auburn University Career Center delivers comprehensive services for students to explore majors and careers, network with employers and professionals, prepare for advanced education, and successfully transition from college to career.