Career Readiness

Please share these resources during advisement and emphasize the critical importance of building professional skills, networks, and experience while in college, to be career ready upon graduation. 

What do employers really want?

What do employers really want? National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) surveyed thousands of employers to figure out what core competencies employers were looking for in college graduates. How can we as advisors encourage students to develop these competencies?


Encourage and coach students in effective networking, beginning in the first year of college!


Suggest that students develop a record of work experience with CUNY Service Corp or volunteer opportunities.

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research programs offer great opportunities to develop professional skills and competencies.

Professional Development Center

City Tech’s Professional Development Center – Career Services include:

  • Exploring Majors, Interests, and Values
  • Job and Internship Search
  • Creating a Linkedin Profile
  • Resume/Cover Letter Critique
  • Interview and Mock Interview Preparation
  • Graduate School Advising
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Informational Sessions with Employers & Organizations
  • Networking Events

In addition to encouraging students to make use of these resources, the PDC asks – “Faculty, are you utilizing these 8 Competencies in your syllabus to move students forward with their skill set?” The PDC is also available to make classroom presentations. If you are interested in scheduling a call to discuss, please reach out via email at