The University of Arizona

Modernizing Career Readiness

While face-to-face appointments for resume critiques and interview practice have worked in the past, today's students have dynamic needs that must be met with updated models of career readiness. 

At the University of Arizona, campus leaders such as Melissa Vito, senior vice president for Student Affairs, Enrollment Management and Strategic Initiatives, anticipated these needs and built a new model of career readiness that has helped UA students reach a new level of career success.  

Last year, 86 percent of all UA students accepted jobs or entered graduate schools within three months of their graduation date. In addition, 9 out of 10 employers said the quality of UA candidates exceeds other campuses where they recruit and 98 percent said UA candidates have the skills and abilities to be effective on the job.

A big part of this success can be attributed to the UA’s 100% Engagement Initiative, integration of soft-skills training, collaboration with high-impact businesses, and new unit of Student Engagement and Career Development.

To read Melissa Vito’s full op-ed on how colleges can update old models of career readiness and build a better pipeline, visit University Business!