In today’s rapidly changing job market, it is more important than ever to equip our students with the skills and competencies they need to thrive in their chosen fields. 

Career readiness is a critical component of this preparation, and it encompasses a wide range of transferrable skills and knowledge that are essential for success in any profession. By helping our students develop the competencies they need to be career-ready, we can ensure that they are well-equipped to navigate the challenges and opportunities of the 21st-century workplace. 

What is Career Readiness?

St. Thomas students are career ready when they understand and have taken steps to gain the key skills and experiences needed to launch and develop a meaningful* career after graduation. Skills and experiences that have been shown to have a positive impact on career readiness include:  

* A meaningful career helps people feel like they belong to something larger than themselves. They are motivated by the positions they are in and inspired to do the best possible work.  Meaningfulness looks different for everyone and may include some or all the following:   

  • What you love   
  • What the world needs   
  • What you are good at   
  • What you can be paid for