Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3428 In a competitive job market, it is important that you gain and dem- onstrate additional out-of-classroom skills to complement your college degree. Get involved in community service Nothing says more about the content of your character than active in- volvement in community service. Some colleges have Community Service programs, and many sororities, fraternities, and other student organiza- tions offer their time and energy to local causes and philanthropies. Select activities that speak to your heart. Strengthen communication skills When recruiters are surveyed about the quali- ties they seek in graduating college students, the results are always the same: communication skills top the list. We live in an information age, and it is crucial to demonstrate your ability to convey ver- bal and written information effectively. Your college years are the ideal time to hone your writing, listening, and public speaking skills. Develop leadership skills As you become increasingly involved in an activity, take on a leader- ship role. Recruiters will be impressed, and you’ll gain confidence in your ability to organize events, delegate tasks, and supervise others. Develop foreign language skills and cultural competence An increasing number of organizations and industries are becoming internationalized through expansion into new worldwide marketplaces. We live in an increasingly diverse society, and you are at a distinct ad- vantage when you speak another language and/or can demonstrate your knowledge of and sensitivity to diverse people, cultures, and values. Work-Related Skills