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Main Floor, Campus Center,
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI
49104-0300
 

Transferable Skills & Qualities

Ask Yourself: What kinds of opportunities for developing valuable skills will this experience offer me?

 

CHARACTER QUALITIES | Will I be able to develop: 

  • Trustworthiness (honest, loyal, reliable, principled)
  • Respect (polite, civil, tactful, tolerant)
  • Responsibility (diligent, self-disciplined, accountable)
  • Fairness (open-minded, impartial, consistent)
  • Caring (compassion, empathetic, friendly)
  • Humility (willing to learn from others, mistakes, and failures)

COMMUNICATION SKILLS | Will I be able to:

  • Speak effectively
  • Write clearly
  • Listen attentively
  • Create visual messages
  • Present ideas or information
  • Provide appropriate feedback
  • Persuade others
  • Ask insightful questions
  • Read non-verbal language
  • Proofread or edit written material

CREATIVE SKILLS | Will I be able to:

  • Play an instrument or sing
  • Act or mime
  • Perform with a group
  • Direct creative talent
  • Develop an artistic ability
  • Create a product or service
  • Create or manipulate graphics and visuals
  • Create a logo or slogan or marketing materials
  • Design a publication or website
  • Produce a video or multi-media presentation

INTERPERSONAL AND TEAMWORK SKILLS | Will I be able to:

  • Develop trust and rapport 
  • Listen empathetically
  • Deal with difficult people
  • Serve clients or customers
  • Convey feelings appropriately
  • Facilitate a discussion
  • Assert myself respectfully
  • Motivate and affirm others
  • Share credit and success
  • Cooperate with others
  • Understand and appreciate differences

MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS | Will I be able to:

  • Launch a new initiative
  • Envision and promote change
  • Anticipate a need or a problem
  • Imagine alternatives or create solutions
  • Take a risk or make a hard decision
  • Manage or supervise others
  • Chair group meetings
  • Assume or delegate responsibility
  • Manage conflict or negotiate an agreement
  • Teach or train others
  • Develop or mentor talent
  • Sell an idea or product
  • Include others in decision-making
  • Deal with a crisis
  • Develop policies

PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION SKILLS | Will I be able to:

    Brainstorm and select ideas
  • Set goals and action steps
  • Create a calendar or timeline
  • Coordinate people, activities, and details
  • Prepare for and manage risks
  • Develop and maintain a budget 
  • Locate resources
  • Follow through from start to finish
  • Develop evaluation strategies

RESEARCH SKILLS | Will I be able to: 

  • Create and/or administer a survey 
  • Conduct interviews or a focus group
  • Gather relevant information
  • Summarize content
  • Sort and analyze data
  • Report findings
  • Make projections

TECHNICAL AND PRACTICAL SKILLS | Will I be able to:

  • Repair machines or technical equipment
  • Assemble or install machines or technical equipment
  • Use tools or machines
  • Drive and operate vehicles
  • Master athletic skills
  • Learn and utilize a software application
  • Write a software application
  • Landscape or farm
  • Use scientific or medical equipment
  • Prepare food institutionally or commercially
  • Analyze and correct plumbing or electrical problems

WORK ETHIC AND PRODUCTIVITY | Will I be able to: 

  • Keep records
  • Demonstrate motivation and initiative
  • Model and enforce policies
  • Manage time well
  • Handle details
  • Work well under pressure
  • Set and accomplish goals
  • Meet deadlines
  • Show up on time and stay on schedule
  • Enlist the help of others
  • Accept and carry responsibilities
  • Prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Improve the efficiency of a system
  • Demonstrate flexibility or adaptability
 
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