CLA Core Competencies
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What does Career Readiness mean in CLA?
Find out how CLA specializes in making sure every student with a liberal arts major knows exactly why their ten Core Competencies are so attractive to employers.
Core Competencies for Your Career Readiness
No matter which CLA major you choose, your CLA courses and experiences combine to build all 10 of these Core Competencies.
Checking Your Career Readiness with RATE
Reflect, Articulate, Translate, Evaluate
RATE™ is a CLA-invented online tool that helps you track how your experiences in and out of the classroom are contributing to the development of your core competencies and your career readiness.
You can use RATE anytime you engage in experiences — a significant class assignment or activity, a community service project, an internship or volunteer opportunity, a leadership position, a research study — to understand and connect all you’re doing and what you’re gaining from it.