The Four Pathways

Students participate in selected programs, events and activities that develop skills in one or more of the pathways.

Community EngagementCommunity Engagement and Service
Skills: Community Collaboration, Civic Engagement, Problem Solving, Social Responsibility

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Diversity Awareness and InclusionDiversity Awareness and Inclusion
Skills: Appreciation of Differences, Civil Discourse, Cultural Agility, Inclusive Collaboration

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Intellectual and Professional DevelopmentIntellectual and Professional Development
Skills: Career Management, Communication, Learning Agility, Professionalism

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Well-being and Personal Development
Skills: Conflict Resolution, Self Assessment, Self Discipline, Resilience

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Skills

The skills were selected because they were included in the “top skills” that employers are looking for. Several of the skills were also identified as “necessary for success” by UCA faculty, staff and students in the Fall 2019 campus-wide survey.

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 2018 Job Outlook, the top 5 skills employers seek are:

  • Critical thinking/Problem Solving
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Professionalism/Work Ethic
  • Oral/Written Communication
  • Leadership

In addition, some of the top attributes that influence an employer to hire one candidate over another include:

  • Has been involved in extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, student government, etc.)
  • Has held a leadership position
  • Has done volunteer work
  • Has internship experience in your industry