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NACE Career Competencies

The Department of Campus Recreation employs over 200 students to provide recreation services to the Texas State community! These employment opportunities empower students to identify and achieve individual goals and prepare graduates to enter the workforce. Campus Recreation uses eight core competencies to help our students attain the skills today’s employers seek.

Critical Thinking

Leadership

Communication

Professionalism

Teamwork

Career Management

Digital Technology

Intercultural Fluency

Read what Supervisors are saying about their students!

Critical Thinking

Analyze information. Find reasonable, optimal solutions. Demonstrate originality.

“Student staff/lifeguards must think quickly and critically when deciding how to act in an emergency save. Every emergency is different and their plan of action must apply specifically the incident at hand.”

"IM Sports Supervisors assist with conducting presentations for official’s trainings & facilitate teaching stations for on-field/on-court drills."

Communication

Record thoughts, promote ideas. Present complex information. Speak effectively to groups.

Teamwork

Build relationships. Embrace diversity of individuals & ideas. Set goals, manage conflict.

"Students employed in the Fitness & Wellness program are responsible for creating a welcoming environment that facilitates developing relationships and camaraderie among all participants. Fitness & Wellness Employees embrace the differences in experience and skill level of their participants and/or clients and strive to empower them each and every workout."

"Students employed in Marketing use design software to direct and edit video productions. Marketing students also maintain websites and interact with participants via social media outlets."

Digital Technology

Adapt well to future innovation. Use tech to solve problems & attain goals.

Leadership

Delegate. Help others develop & reach common goals. Possess exceptional interpersonal skills.

"Student trip leaders are responsible for, with a professional or student co-leader, the wellbeing and guidance of student groups off-campus in the wilderness. Through this group management process, they must make sound decisions that ensures the enjoyment and safety of the group."

"Students employed in sport clubs learn professionalism by working in an environment that allows them work independently in communicating with clubs and Campus Recreation staff in order to ensure practices and events are conducted in a timely and safe manner."

Professionalism

Improve professional image. Be ethical & group-minded. Be accountable, learn from mistakes.

Career Management

Recognize qualifications & career goals. Maintain professional growth. Pursue opportunities.

"Graduate Assistants in Campus Recreation attend regional and national conferences to learn different approaches to dealing with common workplace problems. Graduate Assistants learn to apply best practices to address issues on their own campuses."

"Students within all program areas of Outdoor Recreation are trained, and expected to appropriately interact with individuals regardless of their personal viewpoints or background. Patrons that need additional assistance are offered that guidance by students to ensure that all participants are given an equitable opportunity within Outdoor Recreation programming."

Intercultural Fluency

Value diversity, openness & inclusivity. Respect & seek to understand individual differences.