Reimagining how to measure Career Readiness
Join 150+ institutions capturing first-of-its-kind data on students’ readiness for the workplace
SkillSurvey Career Readiness® adapted its proven HR solution developed by I/O Psychologists to help institutions discover insights into students’ proficiency in the competency areas NACE employers value most – all within an easy-to-use online assessment for student work-related experiences.
Understand competency gaps
Leveraging the proven behavioral science and job competency modeling of SkillSurvey’s HR technology, SkillSurvey Career Readiness® is the first consistent method to obtain feedback from supervisors and coworkers following work-related experiences using behaviors mapped, in partnership with the National Association of Colleges and Employers, to the eight NACE competencies.
Simplify your evaluation process
Deliver convenience and gain measurable, comparative data insights. No more chasing students or employers to complete evaluations. Automatic reminders and mobile accessibility improve response rates, and the simple process outshines haphazardly returned questionnaires. In-depth insights are available in just a day or two and can include custom questions from your institution.
Use student development tools
A personalized and visually engaging assessment that helps identify gaps in self-awareness. Engage students with coaching recommendations based on direct supervisor feedback. Students complete the same self-assessment as their evaluators and can see in the report how their own self-perception compares in each competency area. Provide students feedback on their Career Readiness Level and their Index score as compared to students and entry-level professionals nationally.
Deliver a unique Career Readiness Report
Identify strengths and improvement opportunities through evaluator comments and individual behavioral ratings tied to the 8 NACE competencies. Students gain personalized insight into their work-related competencies and how their skills compare to other students nationally. Students achieve a better understanding of how they are progressing in the areas most sought after by employers and their level of self-awareness.
Measure students’ Ability to Work Remotely
NEW – virtual internships
Eight key behaviors were identified by SkillSurvey’s I/O Psychologists to gain insights into how well students demonstrate behaviors essential for and predictive of working remotely successfully. Especially useful for virtual work experiences—internships, micro-internships, co-ops, student employment.
Gain actionable insights for accreditation & program enhancement
Armed with on-demand macro data, analyze key outcomes, identify trends and gain actionable insights for accreditation and to enhance programs. With SkillSurvey Career Readiness™, benchmark student performance year over year and against entry-level job candidates and other students nationally.
Now using SkillSurvey Career Readiness through The Career Readiness Project
“SkillSurvey’s enhanced Career Readiness Report will help guide our hundreds of academic partners in conversations with students about areas of strength and needed improvement, articulate the value of their experience and provide verified proof of their competency as they prepare to enter the toughest job market since the Great Depression.”
Director of Academic Internship Programs
The Washington Center
“Babson has had major success in developing career ready graduates. Our partnership with the Career Readiness Project will amplify and focus our efforts on the skills and competencies that are key differentiators for college students entering the workforce.”
Senior Associate Director, Graduate Center for Career Development
“SkillSurvey’s Career Readiness evaluation is such an important part of our Summer Internship Program. Not only does it allow the student-interns to learn about their strengths and opportunities to improve for their early-career professional development, but it also allows my organization’s University Relations team to learn about how effective the internship program is, and what we can improve upon. Our overall goal is to provide the absolute best internship experience to the students, and SkillSurvey’s Career Readiness evaluation assists us in the most effective way to deliver that experience.”
Manager, Academic Relations
Hackensack Meridian Health
“SkillSurvey transformed our assessment of soft skills so we can easily determine competency areas where our Engineering Co-ops could make targeted improvements.”
“The move from paper to digital took less than a few hours and combined I/O Psychology science and convenient automation to produce actionable data based on evaluator ratings tied to the NACE competencies. An added bonus is we were able to investigate correlations between ABET criteria ratings and the extent to which learning outcomes were attained.”
Manager, Academic Relations
“The Career Readiness Project is a solution focused pilot that addresses the skills/competencies gap which employers indicated is pervasive among entry-level candidates. The pilot project is designed to verify student and candidate competency proficiency at scale.”
Assistant Executive Director, Programs & Services
National Association of Colleges and Employers
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The solution leverages the eight competencies defined by The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), through a task force of college career services and employers.
Equity & Inclusion
SkillSurvey was awarded the Best Competency-based Education Solution in the 2019 EdTech Breakthrough Awards for its work with the NACE Center and more than 150 participating institutions.
Can my institution add custom questions to the evaluations?
Yes. Each institution can supplement the 28 behavioral questions asked on every evaluation with custom questions (e.g., multiple choice, open-ended, scale) by academic department or type of work experience. The platform provides flexibility for various departments to capture data which is critical for their programs while maintaining a consistent and comparable way to measure against the eight NACE competencies across the entire institution and other students nationally.
Are the work behaviors the same for all types of internships, co-ops or on-campus jobs?
No. SkillSurvey’s I/O Psychologists tailored more than a dozen evaluations to include aspects of job-related performance related to specific types of internships or co-ops (e.g., Finance, Engineering, Computer Science, Communications, Research).