The “7 Survival Skills” for College and Careers – Blog Series

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Over the course of the next three months we will be introducing a new Blog Series dedicated to explaining Tony Wagner’s “Seven Survival Skills,” which to Wagner, are essential skills to become a more successful and employable College student and professional.

Each blog post will describe how students are gaining these skills in and outside of the classroom; how they may be positioned as interview questions; and tips on how to effectively respond.


 The “7 Survival Skills”

  1. CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
  2. COLLABORATION ACROSS NETWORKS AND LEADING BY INFLUENCE
  3. AGILITY AND ADAPTABILITY
  4. INITIATIVE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  5. EFFECTIVE ORAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
  6. ACCESSING AND ANALYZING INFORMATION
  7. CURIOSITY AND IMAGINATION

To learn more about what these survival skills are, as described by business leaders visit http://www.tonywagner.com/7-survival-skills


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Wagner earned an M.A.T. and an Ed.D.at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. He is currently serving as an Expert In Residence at Harvard University’s new Innovation Lab. Wagner consults widely to schools, districts, and foundations around the country and internationally. Wagner is also a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and a widely published author. His work includes numerous articles and six books including: Tony’s Most Likely To Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for The Innovation Era; Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World; and The Global Achievement Gap.

Tony’s website is dedicated to “Transforming Education” and preparing young people to enter into the job market. The following as his seven survival skills to become more successful as a job candidate:

 

Stay tuned! Next post: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

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