What is Career Readiness?

Career Readiness

The National Association of Colleges and Employers defines career readiness as the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace.

Career Services prepares students by promoting skills employers need in the workplace, such as:

  • problem solving
  • critical thinking
  • communication
  • teamwork
  • digital technology
  • leadership
  • professionalism
  • work ethic
  • career management
  • global/intercultural fluency

NSU Career Services presents students with approximately six career fairs each year, including our Major Showcase, Part-Time Job Fair, Career Fair and Teacher Job Fair. Additional events include etiquette dinners, workshops led by Career Services staff and/or employer partners, and a variety of other career readiness opportunities.

Become Career Ready

Where to Begin:


  • Join at least one student organization
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses
  • Attend Career Services events
  • Create a resume or update your existing one
  • Find a job shadowing and/or internship opportunity
  • Build your network of contacts


  • Apply for careers using the techniques you have accumulated throughout your educational journey
  • You are now a career-ready individual!