What skillsets should I cultivate during my time in undergrad?
Hello! I was wondering what sorts of skill sets I should be gathering during my time as an undergraduate that will be making me a great candidate for future jobs.
Assuming you are referring to the corporate world, PFB some pointers that may help you:
1. Thorough Professionalism- Understand effective work habits, know your workspace, learn the environment.
2. Communication- Clear & effective exchange of information, ideas, facts, and perspectives with persons inside and outside of an organization.
3. Teamwork- Build & maintain collaborative relationships to work towards a common goal.
4. Technology- Understand & leverage technologies ethically to enhance efficiencies, complete tasks, and accomplish goals.
5. Time Management- Manage your time wisely and avoid procrastination.
6. I&D (Inclusion & Diversity)- Recognize & appreciate the importance of I&D in the workplace and beyond.
7. Work Ethics- Being productive, reliable, diligent and loyal to organization’s purpose, mission & values.
Himalee recommends the following next steps:
1. Learn how to manage your time so you can have a good balance between social life and academics
2. Join as many clubs as you can to meet a diverse group of people
3. Manage your money and learn what financial terms actually mean
4. It's okay to be both introverted and extroverted
5. Be comfortable with having things not go according to what you planned
What process do you go about to decide how to make a decision. Get comfortable with what criteria you need to make a decision and your way of deciding and then stick to it and keep refining it until it works perfect for you.
I learned from a Professor that is it ok to not know the answer, but it is not ok to not go figure it out.
Sure, communication is important, and a bunch of other things that were mentioned in previous answers, but (in my opinion) the root factor to be comfortable with is how you "operate", "what makes you tick", etc. It is the core function of all the other great pieces of advice you will receive.
GABE recommends the following next steps:
1.) Join a network of like-minded people with similar aspirations while building professional connections
2.) Develop relevant skills and experience that you can use to build your resume when you apply to jobs in the future
3.) Learn what type of work interests you the most
During my time at UC Berkeley for undergrad, I was able to join 5+ organizations during my time there and was able to develop valuable skills for summer internships. As I was highly interested in marketing, I was able to join multiple business organizations to receive professional help and attain leadership positions to lead projects.
Hope this helps!
Michelle recommends the following next steps:
Public Speaking- Most jobs require interacting with colleagues, presenting your ideas and work
Team Work- At your job you are bound to collaborate with people with diverse backgrounds and work ethic. Working as a team during undergrad will make it easier for you to collaborate at work
Depth of Knowledge- If you already know what career you want to pursue, try to get some depth in the topics you study
Learning new technologies- If you are in STEM, try to learn and experiment with the new tools and technologies you might come across in your future career.
In addition, take this time to make mistakes, learn about yourself (even consider international travel, self-reflection) etc. and don’t forget to have fun!
- Effective communication (concise storytelling, presentation skills, public speaking)
- Project management (needs assessment, developing project plans, organization, time management, execution/delivery)
- Collaboration (work with diverse groups on both longer term and shorter term/agile projects)
No matter the field- I've learned everybody appreciated clarity in communication whether its your ability to persuade, story tell, or even speak publicly. It's a great skill to have that can help you advance in any career field you choose.
There are a lot of skills and habits you can work on during your time in undergrad that will not only set you aside as a good candidate, but will help you achieve success in your future. i'm going into my last year of college, and these are the most important things I learned:
1. Be flexible! - While it is good to have a plan to achieve your goals, there can be times where you might be inspired or challenged by something and you will want to deviate for your desired route, and that's okay! Always have an idea for other options you can take on.
2. Time management - Being in college, there are a copious amount of things to focus on, from classes, homework, exams, social events, and personal life, and it's important to prioritize what is most important to you.
3. Network! - Meet as many people as you can and make those connections. You can join clubs, sports, classes that may not be in your major path to meet different kinds of people (for example, I made many of my friends in a ballet PE class), and make a LinkedIn!
1. Learn to manage money
2. Learn to be disciplined and organized in everything you do
3. Find the right balance of fun, education, exercise
4. Take care of your health
5. Learn to interact with real people. Not just through social media
6. Monitor current events and observe what happens around you in the world
7. Participate in some sort of volunteering and charity events to help others
Everything else will come your way.. Good luck
1) Dont be to strict on your self by restricting , Explore different things be it a culturals ,sports what ever.
2) Develop healthy practises
3)Socialize your self
4)Be a Public speaker(This helps you a lot to get rid of fearness and improves you a lot)
5) Be focused and prioritize the things
6) Plan the things and respect the time
7)Participate more activities in TECH side and sports as well
8) Set a gol for your self and start working towards it from the initial days
EX:- If you want be an aspiring Software developer LEarn it ,Implement it and start building small websites . you should be able to inculcate it as your habit .
**Dont loose patience even when you were getting constant failures, Try too assess the process and change the method .
May be my answer is not totally about skillsets just focused on the things that could do best to you.
College is a great time to grow personally and professionally. Some skills that I would recommend developing are communication, time management, organizational, and presentation skills. I joined clubs in college that allowed me to grow my leadership and interpersonal skills. Classes often are a great place to improve presentation skills. College requires time management skills in order to balance classes, extracurricular activities, or work. These skills are important in most industries, so no matter what you choose to pursue for a career these skills will benefit you.
When you are working on an assignment always be conscious of time. Time management is very key at the workplace.
So also learn in college how to do your assignments with minimal supervision from your lecturers.