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Cynthia R. Hall, Counseling Manager, UCLA Career Center

Our students have benefitted from using the SkillScan materials in the past and we are looking forward to expanding the benefits by having it available online. During the workshops, I have often started the session (after introductions) by asking the students “to write down nine (9) skills that they have.” Invariably students can write down one or two or even perhaps as many as five until I see their pens halted. I assure them that if they had been able to think of nine skills they probably won’t be in this workshop. That tends to put all of them at ease, whether they are a first year undergraduate or a PhD candidate. By the end of the workshop they are all so animated having: [1] identified their skills, [2] learned how to promote their skill set in a resume, and [3] recognized organizations and/or careers that seek those skills.

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I really liked using Skillscan’s Career Driver Online. I liked how the system grouped skills and made career and class suggestions based on those skills. I took my students to the computer lab to take the assessment and it was helpful to work in a group because one student’s question helped other students. My students found it easy to use. During my student’s final presentation on their career action plan, they all talked about the Career Driver’s recommendations for their skills and how it would fit into to the job they wanted.