Skills Assessment

Graduate and postdoctoral training provides a natural platform to develop and practice professional skills.  Professional skills such as analytical reasoning and problem-solving, communication, leadership, teamwork, professional conduct, and project and organizational management are highly transferable to any job sector.  Employers within and outside academia rank transferable skills as top competencies when making a job offer.  Our mission is to help our trainees utilize guided assessment tools to evaluate their skills, strengths, and values and to consult with our team to identify gaps and opportunities to hone specific skills. We believe it is important to revisit such assessments at least once a year as you grow and develop new skills.

Skills Assessment Tools for Professional Success
Transferable Skills

OGPS Transferable Skills Workshop Slides July 2018

OGPS Transferable Skills Worksheet 2018

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