Our BSW program is launching a new course this semester on critical thinking and professional writing in social work. The course is an integral step in preparing our undergraduate students for career readiness.

Career readiness is the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for successful transition into the workplace (National Association of Colleges and Employers, NACE, 2017).

The primary purpose of this course is to help students develop career readiness competencies that will support their growth throughout their educational and professional social work careers. This course places an emphasis on developing eight career readiness competencies that will prepare social work majors with requisite skills and knowledge. These competencies include: critical thinking/problem solving, oral/written communication, teamwork/collaboration, use of digital technology, leadership development, professionalism, career management, and intercultural fluency.

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