Degrees of Transition: Developing work-ready skills.
Our course of study addresses the three main “degrees” of transition. We can think of degrees as the points between major directions on a compass. Each degree helps to sharpen our focus on the destination, without losing sight of our end goal.
- “FOUNDATIONS” work skills. These courses offer the tools you need to get on board in an organization, know what’s expected of you, and build your personal brand quickly and competently. These are the foundational skills most demanded by employers, and yet typically not taught in the collegiate classroom. Topics include how to build your 30-60-90 day plan, understanding financials, business writing, presentations, working on virtual teams, project management and much more.
- “HIGHER THINKING” competencies include critical thinking, decision making and other mind-challenging requirements. These strategy and ingenuity sessions focus on the “higher level thinking skills” that are deemed lacking in many college graduates. Topics include building critical thinking skills, developing a strategic perspective, analytics and problem solving, fostering your leadership skills, creativity, dealing with ambiguity and much more.
- Managing “LIFE LEAPS.” Leaving college life behind and transitioning into a new professional in every way. This series addresses the more personal aspects of managing the leap from student to independent professional. Topics include successful transitioning from student life to career life, getting a handle on debt and student loans, relocation and moving, taxes and insurance, managing your new income and more.