Why Hire our Students?

Why Hire our Students?

Why Hire our Students?

CHSS students are prepared for a variety of career paths by engaging in skills that directly transfer to the workplace. These core career competencies are critical to success in the workplace and beyond.

To see a list of our majors, please visit our Employer Resources Page

critical thinking

Evidence Analysis and Problem Solving

CHSS graduates exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. They are able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and demonstrate originality and inventiveness.



CHSS graduates are trained to search for, locate, extract, organize, evaluate, and use or present information that is relevant to a particular topic. This involves intensive search, investigation, and critical analysis, usually in response to a specific research question or hypothesis.

ethical responsibility

Ethical and Civic Responsibility

CHSS graduates understand the priciples of integrity, honesty, and forthright behavior governing an individual or a group and apply ethical theories in professional practice. They are able to understand skills of active citizenship and recognize that he or she can make a difference and have an impact on one life or many lives.


Teamwork, Collaboration, and Group Dynamics

Drawing from an understanding of the system of behaviors occuring within a group or between social groups, CHSS graduates can build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints. They are able to work within a team structure, and can negotiate and manage conflict.

global fluency

Global and Multicultural Fluency

CHSS gradutes value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions. They demonstrate openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals’ differences.


Oral and Written Communication 

CHSS gradutes articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the organization. They have public speaking skills; are able to express ideas to others; and can write/edit memos, letters, and complex technical reports clearly and effectively.


Career competency language adapted from the National Association of College and Employers Career Readiness Competencies.