Introduction to Developing Skills through Experiences


The purpose of this module is to help you identify valuable skills that you can acquire through practical and relevant experiences, and to teach you how to communicate those skills to prospective employers – either in the work place or with grad/professional school admissions. In this module, you will learn to:

  • Describe the role that relevant/practical experiences play in securing future employment.
  • Become knowledgeable about resources on campus you may access to obtain technical and transferable skills.
  • Relate your practical experiences to the acquisition of technical and transferable skills.


Let's begin by defining the types of skills you can acquire through relevant and practical experiences.