Enabling the transition from academia to the workforce


Success in any job is dependent upon more than core academic knowledge or technical skills. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has identified 8 essential competencies for preparing college student for the transition to the workplace:

  • Critical thinking/problem solving
  • Oral/written communications
  • Teamwork/collaboration
  • Digital technology
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism/work ethic
  • Career management
  • Global/intercultural fluency

Now, more than ever, college students need to be ready for the most demanding workplace situations as they interact with clients, managers, and other members of their team. Let Javelin’s proven NACE aligned training program develop your college students’ career readiness skills leveraging highly realistic, interactive video simulation technology. We have a variety of situations, including resolving team conflicts, interacting with customers, communicating effectively, making sound business decisions and fostering an inclusive environment. We actually insert the student into the scenario. Our realistic video scenarios allow students a lens to see what these situations look like, and how to effectively respond within these situations.

Javelin’s Career Readiness Training Program develops behaviors that students will need in their transition from college to work, leveraging proven adult learning science including self-reflection, microlearning, video simulations, and feedback including behavioral modeling and formative assessment. Our self-guided career readiness training program is a proven process that is tightly aligned to NACE career readiness competencies.

How it Works

1. Connect

Students use any internet connected device to access their simulations - smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They watch a series of high-fidelity, video job scenarios that represent real-world job scenarios they will face in their career. Some example scenarios include resolving a team conflict, managing a customer complaint, or navigating a diversity/inclusion situation.

2. Engage

Students are prompted to provide their video responses as if they are an actual character or observer of the situation. They are then prompted to self-critique their own video responses relative to model response videos that behaviorally demonstrate the appropriate application of the NACE competencies. After reflecting on their original video response, absorbing what they’ve learned from the model responses and reviewing our NACE aligned behaviors, they re-record their video responses using our Video ScratchPad until they successfully demonstrate the behaviors.

3. Optional Individualized Feedback

Optional individualized feedback and coaching is available from career center employees to help further guide students on their career readiness skills. Javelin provides training for Career Center staff to effectively draw out information from the simulations to provide additional insights and targeted coaching.

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