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Top 20 Skills/Qualities Gained During Field Periods and Internships

Each year the National Association of Colleges & Employers conducts an employer survey. Employers rated these personal characteristics as the top 20 they are seeking in job candidates. The Keuka Field Period, combined with other forms of experiential learning, has been proven to help develop these skills in Keuka students.

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Strong Work Ethic
  3. Teamwork Skills (work well with others)
  4. Initiative
  5. Interpersonal Skills (relates well to others)
  6. Problem-solving Skills
  7. Analytical Skills
  8. Flexibility / Adaptability
  9. Computer Skills
  10. Technical Skills
  11. Detail-oriented
  12. Organizational Skills
  13. Leadership Skills
  14. Self-confidence
  15. Friendly/Outgoing Personality
  16. Tactfulness
  17. Creativity
  18. Strategic Planning Skills
  19. Entrepreneurial Skills / Risk-Taker
  20. Sense of Humor

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