Don’t wait until the end of your academic program to start preparing for a highly competitive job market or university program. Connect what you are learning in courses, assignments and Work Integrated Learning experiences to the top ten professional skills most needed in the work place using the power of reflective storytelling.

The Coming Skills Revolution

The new job market requires you to be able to articulate (talk about) your skills in a meaningful way.

Start distinguishing yourself as uniquely skillful – Create a reflective story file – Develop interview techniques – Increase your chances of landing your dream job after finishing your post-secondary Certificate, Diploma or Degree

This Applied Learning Resource provides activities designed to help you connect what you have learned in course assignments and activities to the professional skills they are designed to develop. You will learn to identify and talk about when and how you have used the ten top skills employers seek in a range of situations or to complete tasks. The goal is to prepare you to clearly communicate your knowledge, skills and capabilities.

Employers have consistently identified ten professional skills as most desirable in new graduates. Don’t wait till the end of your academic program to start preparing for a highly competitive job market. Through reflective storytelling, connect what you are learning in courses, assignments and Work Integrated Learning experiences (co-op, internship, practicum, apprenticeship etc.) to the top ten professional skills most needed in the workplace. employers are increasingly hiring for core skills as well as credentials.

CamSTAR for students – tools to help you move on to further education or get a job in your chosen field.

  • Reflect on the skills you are already learning
  • Create goals to develop skills you want to learn
  • Build a reflective story file based on current school experiences and course-work
  • Use your stories in your portfolio and interviews, as well as on your resume