A College Student’s Career Begins with
Their First Day on Campus

 A free infographic for you to use


The first day of freshman year may seem a bit early to start thinking about career skills and getting a good job after graduation, but the fact is that this is the perfect time.

Employers complain about the lack of “soft” skills among the recent college graduates that they have hired. They cite attitudes of entitlement and impatience, poor work ethic, and lack of verbal and written communication skills. Students are not picking this up on their own, and we need to encourage them to take more responsibility for these skills.

This infographic shows students ways that they can start developing career skills and attitudes that will set them apart from other job candidates when they graduate. These skills can help them:

  • Be more attractive to prospective employers.
  • Find more success and fulfillment in an entry level job.
  • Be better and more successful students while in college.

Feel free to use this infographic any way that you wish. You may also share it with others if you think they might find it useful.

To download a PDF version of the infographic, click here. Windows users can right-click on the link and choose “Save As.”

To download a JPG image of the infographic: click here. (If you need a higher-resolution version of the image, please contact me and I’ll send you a copy.)

If you’d like to contact me to talk about how I can play a part in your programs for freshmen, either at orientation or during the year, please email me at alfred@alfredpoorspeaker.com or call me at 215-453-9312.


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