Building your skills in Quantitative/Applied Technology
While the top five skills in our Career Skills Initiative are critical to developing a professional career, it is often a specific
applied skill that can make the difference in whether or not you get that first
What are these skills?That depends on your discipline.If you are interested in social sciences, and seek a job as a research
assistant, then the ability to analyze quantitative and qualitative data is
key. Add another statistics class, and increase your proficiency in Stata, SPSS
or Qualtrics, for example.Are you
interested in communications? The ability to design, create and edit websites
will supplement your writing skills. Find out what skills are most in demand in
your field through research: conduct information interviews in your field,
research the career, and peruse the job listings. What tools do employers want
you to know?
Refer to our “Related Links” tab to identify resources for
learning this skills, such as Lynda.com, available for free to AU students.
Books on Quantitative/Applied Technology
Borrow these books on technology from the Career Center Library or order online.