Employability Skills & QEP

“Learning in a Team Environment”, UAB’s 2015 QEP topic, is a great way to highlight the importance of building this very marketable ability when seeking internships/clinicals, jobs, and/or graduate school admission. Emotional Intelligence and the ability to work well with others will not only lead to success landing the first position, but also continue to pave the way for continued career success.

Students must use all 4+ years of their college career to build their value and integrate their experiences to make them highly sought in their chosen career areas. We have to make sure students graduate with a compelling story of why they chose their career field and what they have to offer and employer or graduate school.

Benefits of gaining experience

Comparison of methods to gain experience

UAB Career & Professional Development needs to reach students as early in their academic careers as possible. Faculty, Advisors and Staff are essential partners for this to be accomplished.

To the left you will find resources available to teach students to articulate the value they bring to their profession. Please use these and consult with us to explore how we can ensure every UAB student graduates with a plan to continually progress in their chosen career field.


Top Skills Employers Value

  • Communication
  • Work Ethic
  • Teamwork
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Problem Solving
  • Analytical
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Computer
  • Technical
 

QEP Strengths (QEP Vision for UAB Students)

  • Communication
  • Depth & Breadth of Knowledge
  • Problem Solving
  • Citizenship

Strong Initial Focus On

  • Effective Writing
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Ethics & Civic Responsibility

 

UAB's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)  
 
 
 

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