Design and navigate your experience at FSU with custom, stackable pathways. Display and demonstrate the skills you have to potential employers. ProfessioNole Pathways powered by Folio is your roadmap for acquiring new skills and competencies. With ProfessioNole Pathways, you can see both big-picture objectives and real-time progress as you earn badges to display your work and accomplishments. As you hit milestones along a ProfessioNole Pathway, the badges you earn are auto deposited into your Folio, immediately providing proof of your accomplishments, and demonstrating your ProfessioNole Competencies.
Faculty, Staff and Employers interested in building a Pathway or Badging option, email Kyle Roark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ProfessioNole Pathways are built around nine ProfessioNole Competencies that are based on the Career Ready Competencies desired by employers, and established through research by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving: Identifies important problems and questions and gathers, analyzes, evaluates information from a variety of sources before forming a strategy, decision, or opinion.
- Research & Innovation: Accesses and evaluates multiple sources of information, and synthesizes information to solve problems and create new insights to influence or develop new ways of thinking or working.
- Communication: Conveys meaning and responds to needs of diverse audiences through writing and speaking coherently and effectively, and develops the expression of ideas through written, oral, and digital mediums.
- Teamwork & Cross-Cultural Collaboration: Works with and seeks involvement from people with diverse experiences and identities towards a common goal, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills, respect, and dignity for others.
- Leadership: Takes initiative, demonstrates effective decision-making and informed risk taking, and motivates and encourages participation from others to work towards a shared purpose and vision.
- Professionalism & Ethical Responsibility: Demonstrates integrity, honesty, dependability and ethical responsibility and accepts direction and personal accountability.
- Career Management: Accesses information and opportunities for career exploration, understands and articulates transferable skills in the job search process, and engages in lifelong learning to network and self- advocate for future opportunities that lead to a fulfilled life.
- Digital Fluency: Demonstrates technological literacy and skills, and ethically and effectively uses technology to communicate, problem-solve, and complete tasks.
- Global Fluency & Social Responsibility: Demonstrates an understanding of systemic, complex global and social issues, and how issues and actions have local and global implications for the future; appropriately challenges unfair and unjust behavior to make a positive difference in the community.
ProfessioNole Ready is the Career Center's online badging series that helps students and alumni learn and develop the career-ready skills valued by employers and in other professional settings, such as graduate school. By signing up and completing the ProfessioNole Ready canvas modules and assignments, participants can earn badges that showcase their level of career preparedness.
The Black Badge is earned upon completion of eight modules centered on career preparation materials, including resume and interview preparation, diversity and inclusion, and salary and job negotiation. The Garnet and Gold badges are awarded once additional career readiness modules with more specialized focus areas have been completed. These modules cover topics such as searching for job opportunities, preparing for graduate school, and working in a global economy.
|Career Management, Communication, Professionalism & Ethical Responsibility, Research & Innovation, Teamwork & Cross-Cultural Collaboration, Leadership, Digital Fluency, Global Fluency & Social Responsibility|
The Pre-Nursing Badge provides an essential steppingstone for students interested in pursuing a career in nursing. This initiative prepares students to understand if nursing aligns with their passion and future career goals, guiding them through the nursing school application process, and familiarizing them with relevant certifications to boost their qualifications. The badge also offers an introduction to FSU Career Center resources designed to help them standout as a candidate in a highly competitive field. Earning this badge provides opportunities for students to engage with current nursing students, faculty, and staff through various College of Nursing events, creating an opportunity for prospective students to gain insights and firsthand experiences about the nursing profession. This badge serves as a comprehensive roadmap to successful matriculation to the College of Nursing, equipping students with knowledge and practical insights, ensuring they are well-prepared for the application process and their journey ahead.
|Career Management, Communication, Professionalism & Ethical Responsibility, Research & Teamwork & Cross-Cultural Collaboration, Leadership, Digital Fluency|
Forage is an innovative and rapidly-growing edtech company that aims to revolutionize the way individuals prepare for and land rewarding career opportunities. Established with a mission to bridge the gap between education and employment, Forage offers an extensive collection of online courses and virtual internships developed in partnership with top-tier companies from various industries.
These programs are designed to provide users with the skills and experience necessary to excel in today's competitive job market. By fostering strong connections with their corporate partners, Forage ensures that their learners gain real-world, practical knowledge in their chosen fields, while enabling companies to discover and nurture exceptional talent.
With a user-friendly platform and a commitment to democratizing access to high-quality education, Forage continues to transform the professional development landscape for the benefit of both learners and employers.
|Varies by module|
|Quest Scholars Mentorship||
The QUEST Scholars Mentorship badge is awarded to FSU CARE students who take the initiative to connect with a mentor through resources provided by the FSU Career Center and engage in building their networking skills. *Must be a member of the Quest Scholars Program to participate in badge.
|Career Management, Professional Communication, Professionalism & Ethical Responsibility|
Participants awarded a Fiscally Fit badge have engaged in a minimum of three Fiscally Fit workshops/webinars that cover topics that range from budgeting and saving, investing for your future, identity theft protections, paying for college or graduate school, managing debt, and financial health for college and beyond. Students demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired from engaging in financial wellness workshops/webinars by writing or video recording a reflection that covers, what they learned, how they have incorporated their new skills, as well as, the present and future impact of their financial wellness knowledge and skills on their overall wellness, career development and personal/social relationships.
|Career Management, Professionalism & Ethical Responsibility, Digital Fluency, Global Fluency & Social Responsibility|
|Live Well Financially||
Live Well Financially is a financial literacy education course that helps prepare students for university life and beyond. The course has a set list of modules. This online experience includes quizzes, videos, and activities. A wide range of topics such as student loan debt, credit card usage, and other financial wellness topics.
|Career Management, Professionalism & Ethical Responsibility, Digital Fluency|
With over 1 billion active Apple devices, knowing how to create iOS apps has the potential to connect you with hundreds of millions of users worldwide. More and more, students are realizing how vital and valued it is to have iOS development skills and experiences, especially if you want to make a difference within the tech industry.
The iOS for university course features twelve weeks of intense, project-focused iOS training inspired by our professional bootcamps and facilitated by CodePath-trained Teaching Assistants. Classes meet on campus twice a week for two-hour lab and coding sessions. During the first half of the course, students build their skills through labs and projects using the APIs of popular apps like Tumblr, Yelp and Twitter. Students then apply what they’ve learned in the second half of the course, working together in small teams to build a completely original app from the ground up. The culmination of the course is a Demo Day event at which students present their finished products to an audience of peers, faculty and industry professionals.
|Digital Fluency, Research & Innovation, Teamwork & Cross-Cultural Collaboration, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving|
The FSUshadow Program connects students with employers, community partners, alumni, and friends of the university for one-day job shadowing opportunities to provide exposure to a wide variety of career fields and industries. FSUshadow takes place during spring, summer and winter breaks. All FSU undergraduate and graduate level students are invited to participate in this program.
|Responsibility, Global Fluency & Social Responsibility|
With over 2.5 billion active Android devices, knowing how to create Android apps has the potential to connect you with hundreds of millions of users worldwide. More and more, students are realizing how vital and valued it is to have Android development skills and experiences, especially if you want to make a difference within the tech industry.
The Android for university course features twelve weeks of intense, project-focused Android training inspired by our professional bootcamps and facilitated by CodePath-trained Teaching Assistants. Classes meet on campus or virtually for lab and coding sessions. During the first half of the course, students build their skills through labs and projects using the APIs of popular apps such as Twitter and Instagram. Students then apply what they’ve learned in the second half of the course, working together in small teams to build a completely original app from the ground up. The culmination of the course is a Demo Day event at which students present their finished products to an audience of peers, faculty and industry professionals.
|Digital Fluency, Research & Innovation, Teamwork & Cross-Cultural Collaboration, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving|
|Master Microsoft Excel||
This pathway provides the opportunity to develop beginner to advanced skills, earn a minimum of 10 LinkedIn Learning Certificates, prepare you to take the Excel portion of the Advanced Microsoft Office 365/2019 Specialist Exam, and can result in earning three badges that you can share within your Folio, as well as, across multiple social media and networking platforms.
|Digital Fluency, Communication, Research & Innovation, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving|
The Sustainability Pathways program recognizes students as they grow in their sustainability content knowledge and practical experience. Employers are increasingly looking to hire graduates with the skills to tackle environmental, social, and economic challenges. The pathways program allows students to showcase their strengths in these areas across a variety of disciplines. With three badge options, participants have the flexibility to choose their sustainability engagement areas of interest.
|Communication, Leadership, Professionalism & Ethical Responsibility, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving|
|Unconquered By Debt||
Unconquered by Debt Badges
Financial literacy is critical for students to learn as they progress through their academic career and start their adult lives. The Unconquered by Debt badges engage students in a series of workshops and online content that provide the basis for financial wellness and an understanding about how to build wealth. The goals of the program are to enhance financial literacy and transform decision making so that students become wealth creators. The program will promote balanced financial choices so that students fully understand they are responsible for their current and future lifestyles. The focus is on key life choices: career options, earning, spending, saving, investing, managing credit, evaluating risk, insuring assets, and planning for retirement. Illustrating to future employers that they have a sound background in financial planning will enhance a student’s job marketability. In addition, the practice of living well financially will aid students, not only in the long term, but also when applying for jobs in which future employers perform credit checks on applicants.
Unconquered by Debt Participation Badge: Students who are awarded the UBD Participation badge have completed one workshop in this series of workshops offering them an introduction of the basics of financial wellness.
Unconquered by Debt Financially Aware Badge: Students who move on to complete the UBD Financially Aware Badge have completed a total of three workshops in one semester in the series of UBD financial wellness workshops.
Unconquered by Debt Financially Ready Badge: Students who progress to the UBD Financially Ready Badge have completed a five module online financial literacy program in one semester.
|Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, Career Management, and Digital Fluency|
Recovery Ally Badges
A recovery ally is someone who offers support to a person who has experienced addiction or substance misuse. This badge signifies completion of experiential learning related to a basic overview of the science of addiction and addresses what an ally does; including learning what might trigger cravings, what words will cause people in recovery to doubt themselves and their ability to recover, when their most challenging times are, and what situations people in recovery might need to avoid. They increase the community’s recovery capital, decrease stigma, and grow intervention skills.
|kNOwMORE Interpersonal Violence Prevention||
kNOwMORE Violence Prevention:
CHAW, in partnership with VAP, CAPS, LIFT, and RISE, is offering a series of virtual and in-person leadership opportunities through the Career Center’s ProfessioNole Pathways and Badges to teach students how to support and care for fellow Noles. This series of workshops provides students with an understanding of topics related to interpersonal violence, bystander intervention, substance use, and how to connect students who may be impacted. Students who complete the core workshops (Green Dot and Trauma-Informed Support), two elective workshops, and an action project will receive the kNOwMORE Interpersonal Violence Prevention Badge to add to their resumes, LinkedIn, and Folio accounts.
|Communication, Leadership, Teamwork & Cross-Cultural Collaboration, Global Fluency & Social Responsibility|
Folio is a platform and network where you can display and highlight your achievements to potential employers, graduate schools, FSU peers, and other Folio users. Folio allows you to earn badges and display tangible examples of your accomplishments and experiences that provide proof of competence, skill development, and mastery in both academic and co-curricular work.
With Folio, you can organize and display previous educational and professional content. You can upload images, Videos (YouTube, Vimeo), PDFs, text documents and more. You can connect with people and companies you already know, as well as follow companies of interest.
In Folio, you can view content posted by other users to discover how they accomplished their work, like their content, or message them for advice.
HOW CAN I ACCESS FOLIO?
Signing into Folio is easy! Your login credentials are the same as those used for Canvas: FSUID and Password.
- Access Folio directly from Canvas, as it is in your navigation tools within your canvas courses.
- Visit the FSU Career Center homepage: career.fsu.edu
- Go directly to fsu.portfolium.com
START BUILDING YOUR FOLIO!
Building your Folio is easy and intuitive. Start by completing your profile and then add educational, experiential, and professional content. Start adding badges by engaging in Pathway and Badging opportunities. To learn more about how to build your Folio, click on the link below:
Faculty and Staff can utilize Folio several ways, including creating a Folio to showcase work, linking courses and assignments to Folio, adding Folio development as a class assignment, or by creating a badging opportunity or pathway.
HOW DO I CONNECT FOLIO TO A CANVAS ASSIGNMENT OR COURSE?
- Add Folio to your Canvas Navigation Menu
- Link a Canvas assignment to Folio
- Link an Entire Canvas Course
CREATE A PATHWAY OR BADGE OPTION WITH THE FSU CAREER CENTER:
Pathways are learning outlines you can create for students to guide them through defined curricular and co-curricular activities to demonstrate their ProfessioNole Competencies. Pathways are made of milestones and requirements, which are activities designed for students to provide evidence of competencies. Work is reviewed and evaluated based on a strategy defined by the coordinator.
All the work students submit for the pathway, and badges they receive upon completion, are added to their Folio. A student can decide what work they publish, and what they keep private.
Engage with students in a new way! Work with the FSU Career Center and FSU Faculty and Staff to develop Pathways and Badging options for students.
CREATE A PATHWAY OR BADGE OPTION WITH THE FSU CAREER CENTER:
Pathways are learning outlines created for students to guide them through defined curricular and co-curricular activities to demonstrate their ProfessioNole Competencies. All the work students submit for the pathway, and badges they receive upon completion, is added to their Folio.
What skills are you looking for in candidates? We can build a pathway and badge option with you! For discussion or consultation, or to begin the pathway design process, email email@example.com.