Certain skills are relevant to any job in any industry. Building these skills while at CU Boulder can help you be a strong candidate for any position you pursue. They will allow you to make a valuable impact throughout your life in any context.
Career and Self Development
Identify and articulate your skills, strengths, knowledge and experience, and pursue roles and opportunities that align. Develop a growth mindset, seek feedback and identify areas of personal growth to help you pivot and navigate transitions over the course of your career.
Convey thoughts and ideas clearly and concisely in written, oral and visual forms for people to make meaning and build connection.
Creativity and Innovation
Conceive of and develop ideas that lead to tangible outcomes such as content, products or processes. Practice ingenuity to make something unique, faster or more efficient or to address an identified need.
Equity and Inclusion
Demonstrate openness, inclusivity, sensitivity and the ability to interact respectfully with people of diverse identities and understand individuals’ differences.
Integrity and Responsibility
Maintain personal accountability and effective work habits that demonstrate interests in the success of the larger organization and the ability to learn from mistakes. This is often referred to as professionalism.
Recognize, respect and leverage the unique strengths of individuals from all backgrounds to achieve a shared vision and common goals. Use interpersonal skills to motivate and develop others. Organize, prioritize and delegate work for others.
Gather, manage and/or examine relevant data sets for patterns, correlations and trends. Share data appropriately with stakeholders using effective methods to communicate useful insights. Recommend and/or make data-informed decisions.
Develop authentic, purposeful and mutually beneficial relationships with people of diverse perspectives in which all parties choose to cooperate and commit to achieving shared goals.
Leverage existing digital technologies effectively to solve problems, complete tasks and accomplish goals. Gain familiarity with and build competencies in industry- or company-specific software programs.