Showcase skills and experience with digital badges
In response to surveys of faculty, students, alumni and industry partners, the Graduate School has identified five core competency areas that are critical to successful degree completion, scholarly and creative contributions and leadership roles across diverse career paths. This initiative issues corresponding micro-credentials in each of the five areas:
- Career Development
- Teamwork & Collaboration
- Leadership & Professionalism
See below for available micro-credentials and criteria.
A micro-credential, also called a digital badge, is a tool for showcasing the skills and experience that may not be readily apparent by reading an academic transcript, resume or CV. These badges are shareable via social media (e.g., LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Mozilla Backpack). They can also be embedded on a personal or professional website or added to an email signature to demonstrate skills and experience to prospective employers, colleagues and peers.
Getting ahead with micro-credentials
Read more about how students and professionals are using micro-credentials:
- Digital Badges: A Hot Career Booster
- Giving Students a Leg Up with Job Skills a Resume Won't Show
- Digital, Verified and Less Open
- Bringing Digital Badges to a Job Search
- Facebook offers micro-credentials for training initiative in Michigan
Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who received a micro-credential during the 2016-2017 academic year can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for support or check the Earning Credit Knowledge Base for tips and instructions on account setup, sharing badges and more. To set up or manage your account, visit the Wayne State Graduate School Credly website. Qualified recipients will be notified by an email from the Graduate School including instructions for accepting and sharing their micro-credential.
Core Competency micro-credentials
Explore the tabs below for an overview of available and future micro-credentials. Clickable badges connect to a description and criteria.