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The University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is home to 10 academic units that include numerous undergraduate and graduate degrees. Students engage in campuses across the State of Arizona and the world via the UArizona global campuses and online degrees. The disciplines include degree programs in agriculture, biotechnology, natural environments, one health, and social and behavioral sciences. This diversity allows for unique collaborations across the college and helps prepare CALS students for leadership and innovation in their careers.

The role of the CALS Career Center is to offer broad support to all students in CALS in preparation for post-degree careers. The Center’s focus is to help students refine personal narratives and identify career paths that align with individual interests and needs. The resources available support students in developing the CALS Career Competencies and entrepreneurial mindset encompassing the transferable skills that allow CALS graduates to lead and innovate in any sector or industry.

What is the entrepreneurial mindset? According to the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, “an entrepreneurial mindset is a set of skills that enable people to identify and make the most of opportunities, overcome and learn from setbacks, and succeed in a variety of settings.” The CALS faculty recognize the importance in preparing all students to be able to lead and innovate in the jobs of the future and strive to integrate to the entrepreneurial mindset into all courses. What are the CALS Competencies? The CALS Competencies are the specific skills embodied in the entrepreneurial mindset that students can expect to develop throughout the CALS curriculum and extracurricular experiences. Students are encouraged to utilize the competency development plan to reflect on the skills, the ways in which the skills have been developed, and which skills need to be more fully developed. We look forward to partnering with organizations related to all of the disciplines in CALS to offer unique and specific development opportunities for CALS students.

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This document, under the umbrella of the entrepreneurial mindset, defines the CALS Competencies and current list of top employer skills. …