BUILD YOUR JOB SKILLS

Your self-disciplined work as a student can show up in the following ways when you apply for jobs:

• Good grades in specific classes related to the job position

• An impressive overall GPA

• Positive reference letters (or calls) from your instructors

• Opportunities you are nominated for due to your reputation as a good student

• The knowledge and thinking skills you reveal in your interviews

Simmons College of Kentucky provides free workshops and tutoring at the Learning Resource Center

  • You can also find clear, helpful video tutorials for many academic subjects at Khan Academy
  • Learn U provides interesting articles on many aspects of college life
  • Louisville Free Public Library (various locations) offers books, videos, workshops and more. As a Simmons student, you are eligible for a library card. Bring your student ID as proof when you sign up for your card.
  • Don’t forget to make use of our library, which is located in the A&L Building on the corner of 4th and Kentucky.


Computer & Digital Technology Skills

In today’s technologically advanced workplace, candidates for both internships and professional jobs must possess computer & digital tech skills in order to be competitive.

Most jobs that require a college degree expect general proficiency in the following areas:

Microsoft Office

• Microsoft Excel

• Microsoft PowerPoint

• Email Management

• Data Entry

• Digital Calendars (Google, Outlook, etc.)

• Instant Messaging

• Video Conferencing

• Cloud Backup Software (Dropbox Pro, Carbonite, etc.)

• Social Media Management

• Information Management

The following are among the most widely used computer operations skills sought in today’s job market:

• Microsoft Office Suite

◦ Microsoft Word

◦ Excel Spreadsheet

◦ PowerPoint

• Social Media & Leveraging Digital Technology

• Branding, Marketing & Digital Communication

• eCommerce

Review computer skills for today’s workplace outlined via The Balance Careers computer-skills-list-2063738

Free Computer & Digital Technology Classes

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