Belmont University’s Jack C. Massey College of Business is being recognized for its leadership and innovation in student career readiness. SkillSurvey, the leading provider of talent intelligence and career readiness solutions, recently announced its inaugural Career Readiness Leader & Innovator Awards to recognize institutions that demonstrate success in career readiness and included Belmont as a Top 5 Career Ready Business School.
“Belmont’s Jack C. Massey College of Business is focused on equipping our graduates with both the soft and hard skills they’ll need to excel in their careers,” said Dean Dr. Sarah Gardial. “Whether they go into finance, marketing, accounting or entrepreneurship, our programs are designed to help them think critically. Our faculty and staff keep an ear to the ground on changing industry demands, and we are constantly striving to further develop our curriculum so our alumni are more than ready for today’s ever-changing business climate.”
The SkillSurvey Career Readiness® platform uses proven HR technology developed by I/O Psychologists based on behavioral science and job competency modeling, developed in partnership with the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), to evaluate students on behaviors key to employers and to workplace success.
With this ranking, Belmont joins an impressive list of colleges and universities that are taking the lead to measure students’ career readiness in the competency areas employers value most. Participating institutions obtain feedback from supervisors and co-workers following internships, co-ops, student employment or other work experiences using behaviors mapped to the eight NACE competencies.
The Leader Awards recognize top-performing institutions whose students received the highest evaluator ratings from more than 60,000 supervisors and 20,000 companies, government agencies and non-profits following the student ratings of these schools. Amazon, Apple, Daimler, Google, International Paper and Northwestern Mutual are among the top-20 employers submitting the most feedback on students.
“Congratulations to the winners! We’re thrilled to honor institutions that are innovative in supporting career readiness using SkillSurvey’s solution, which provides students and campus leaders with ‘hard data on soft skills,’” said Randy Bitting, head and co-founder of Career Readiness at SkillSurvey. “More than 170 higher-ed partners are using SkillSurvey to bring consistency in measuring students’ readiness for the workforce, and we want to highlight the Leaders and Innovators for their results and commitment to student success.”
SkillSurvey Career Readiness provides career services, student employment and academic programs with individual Career Readiness Reports and first-of-its-kind data to discover insights into how ‘career ready’ their institution’s students are compared to students nationally and to actual job candidates.