About

Welcome to ’Cuse Works – the resource for all things related to student employment and experiential learning.

Managed by the Student Employment Office, ’Cuse Works helps students connect to on- and off-campus jobs ̶ both Federal Work-Study and non-Federal Work-Study ̶ to gain valuable experience, build personal and professional skills, and meet new people. Whether it’s your first time working in an office or you’re ready to take on a position more closely related to your career goals, ’Cuse Works opportunities will provide essential tools and information for a successful student employment experience.

University Shared Competencies

The Syracuse University academic community formulated a set of learning goals that all students should know, do and value as graduates of our institution. We refer to these outcomes as “Shared Competencies” because they transcend the academic requirements of specific schools, colleges and programs. The shared competencies will promote the development of critical knowledge and skills that inform students’ academic, personal and professional success. For more information, visit the University Shared Competencies webpage.

Reflection on the dynamic relationships among power, inequality, identities, and social structures. Thoughtful engagement with one’s values, intersectional identities, experiences, and diverse perspectives and people. Application of ethical and inclusive decision-making in the context of personal, academic, professional, and collaborative pursuits.

Exploration and synthesis of ideas, artifacts, issues, and events to inform and evaluate arguments, develop new insights, and produce creative work. Reflection on, and application of divergent modes of inquiry, analysis, and innovation to research, knowledge, and artistic creation.

Application of scientific inquiry and problem solving in various contexts. Analysis of theories, replication of procedures, and rethinking existing frameworks. Supporting arguments through research, data, and quantitative and qualitative evidence that can generate new knowledge.

Knowledge, exploration, and analysis of the complexity surrounding interdependent local, national, and global affairs. Engagement in responsible, collaborative, and inclusive civic and cross-cultural learning, with an emphasis on public, global, and historical issues.

Effective individual, interpersonal, and collaborative presentation and development of ideas through oral, written, and other forms of expression to inform, persuade, or inspire.

Identification, collection, evaluation, and responsible use of information. Effective, ethical, and critical application of various technologies and media in academic, creative, personal, and professional endeavors.

Professional Skills

Being accountable and passing on accountability for one’s own actions and those of colleagues and the organization.

The ability to remain fully functional by adapting to changing circumstances (environment, procedures, people).

The ability to work effectively with others in order to achieve a shared goal – even when the object at stake is of no direct personal interest.

Effectively conveys information to an individual or group, either through speaking or in written form.

The ability to handle conflicting interests diplomatically and to help solve them.

The ability to recognize and create opportunities and to act accordingly. Rather starting something than waiting passively for it to happen.

The ability to provide direction and guidance to a group of people and to encourage cooperation between team members in order to attain an objective.

The ability to detect problems, recognize important information, and link various data; to trace potential causes and look for relevant details.

Understands effects of their words, behaviors, and actions on the organization. Selects the appropriate language and behavior to achieve desired result for the individual or group.

The ability to determine goals and priorities and to assess the actions, time and resources needed to achieve those goals.

Some information adapted from www.competencylibrary.com.