Chatham University Career Development

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Career Development

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Career Development Overview for Employers

At Chatham, the process of career development is integrated into all facets of the university experience and the qualities and skills employers seek are at the forefront of the students' education.

Chatham's goal is to prepare students to meet employers' needs.

The Top 10 Personal Qualities and Skills Employers Seek in College Graduates*

  • Communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Honesty/integrity
  • Teamwork skills (works well with others)
  • Strong work ethic
  • Analytical skills
  • Flexibility/adaptability
  • Interpersonal skills (relates well to others)
  • Motivation/initiative
  • Computer skills
  • Detail-oriented

*This information was gathered in the National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook 2006 survey.

Employers are active partners in the career preparation process. Through participation in career panels, classroom presentations, mock interviews, and internship offerings, employers actively assist our students in preparing for available careers. The Office of Career Development welcomes employer participation in all career development events and networking activities. In addition, companies and organizations offering scholarships, paid internships, funded work/training programs, contests, or other unique opportunities for students should contact the office of Career Development at careers@chatham.edu. Program details will be shared with students via the NACElink website and scheduled company information sessions. Other opportunities for employer partnerships and participation are available through the sidebar menu on this site.