Faculty Resources

Career Services would like to partner with you on providing career readiness services to your students. We can offer a variety of classroom presentations tailored to your needs, in addition to organizing mock interviews, resume reviews, or career fairs.

Classroom Presentations

Career Services is available to present on a wide range of topics to your class, including but not limited to the following:

  • Overview of Career Services at USC Upstate
  • Resume/Cover Letter Workshops
  • Interview Skills/Mock Interviews
  • Professional Dress
  • Career Competencies
  • Career Exploration
  • How to Work a Career Fair
  • Job Search Techniques
  • Networking 101
  • Graduate School Preparation (CVs, Personal Statements)

Make arrangements below, for a representative from Career Services to come speak to your class. 

Request Workshop/Presentation

Career Competencies

Career readiness is the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace.

The National Association of College and Employers (NACE) has identified the eight, requisite career competencies as the following:


Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively and efficiently using verbal, nonverbal, digital, and written methods. Be a good listener.


Teamwork and Collaboration

Build collaborative relationships by valuing others and taking responsibility for your role within a team.

Seek and appreciate the viewpoints of those from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions and lifestyles



Use interpersonal skills to coach, motivate and develop others by recognizing their strengths to achieve a common goal or shared vision


Creativity and Problem Solving

Analyze issues, think critically, make decisions, and overcome challenges. Obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data to make decisions.


Professionalism and Productivity

Demonstrate responsible work habits (i.e. punctuality, accountability, workload management) while displaying integrity and ethical behavior (i.e. acknowledge and learn from mistakes)


Application of Information Technology

Select and use technology and computing skills to solve problems and accomplish goals


Global Perspective

Respect the viewpoints of those from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, and lifestyles to build collaborative relationships and communicate effectively.

The ability to appreciate, value, and learn from other cultures and perspectives to move beyond tolerance.


Career Management

Understand one’s skills, strengths, experiences, and areas for improvement in order to explore career options, take the steps necessary to pursue opportunities, and understand how to advocate for personal and professional success.

Syllabus Statement

Incorporate the Career Competencies in your course by including a brief statement on your syllabus.

Successfully step from classroom to career by developing your Spartan Ready Skills: Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration, Leadership, Creativity and Problem-Solving, Professionalism & Productivity, Application of Information Technology, Global Perspective, and Career Management. These eight career competencies have been recognized as the key skills employers across all industries are looking for in college graduates. Contact Career Services (www.uscupstate.edu/careerservices) for assistance on developing competencies and connecting them to your academic and extracirricular experiences.