What are the Core Competencies of the VIP Program?
The Core Competencies of the VIP Program are derived from the Career Readiness Competencies defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Through a task force comprised of NACE members from both career services and university relations and recruiting, various competencies associated with career readiness were identified as areas of professional development for new college graduates.
Based on survey data collected from Mines industry partners, the VIP Program has identified six NACE core competencies that employers most look for in Mines graduates. All VIP programming efforts align to one or more of these competencies.
VIP Program Core Competencies
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The continuous development of oneself and one’s career through self-analysis, career exploration, and self-promotion.
Initiate and maintain interpersonal relationships to work effectively toward a common goal while utilizing personal strengths, knowledge, and talents.
Clearly and effectively exchange information, facts, ideas, opinions, and feelings through verbal, non-verbal, written, listening, and visual actions.
Equity and Inclusion
Support and advocte for a culturally diverse and neurodiverse workplace to utilize different perspectives in making inclusive and equity-minded decisions.
Understanding and demonstrating appropriate work behavior, dependability, and accountability in all personal and professional situations.
Intellectually disciplined process of identifying problems and solving them via logical analysis, inclusive reasoning, and judgment.