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The Career Starter Badge
This badge, part of Temple Together, is designed to get you connected with career services in ways that will be most helpful to you in your first year at Temple University as a first year or transfer student. You can select the activities that are interesting to you as you work to complete it in a few different categories. There is so much you can do as a new student at Temple to set you up for career success and we want to help you get started!
How will the Career Starter Badge help me?
We often hear from students the whole reason they came to Temple is to prepare for and plan for their future. But we also know it can be really hard to know where to start. This badge will guide you through some important initial steps to help you towards your goals after graduation. The best way to do that is to get going early, starting with small and manageable tasks, no matter where you are in figuring out your long-term goals.
“Temple Together” is an interactive initiative that helps students define success for themselves and explore their interests. The initiative empowers Owls with the academic and social resources needed to navigate college life, achieve their academic goals and realize their career aspirations. In partnership with Suitable, Temple Together provides a gateway into events and activities across campuses, in the Schools and Colleges and throughout our various global communities.
The five key themes are:
- Commitment to Learning
- Professional Exploration
- Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice
- Collaboration and Community Building
- Health and Wellbeing
How will Temple Together help me?
As a University, we believe that these are the key areas of development that all students should explore throughout their time at Temple, regardless of their major. Beyond the specific knowledge in the classroom, the key areas will help you to become more well-rounded and prepared to meet the challenges that lie ahead, whether they are in the workforce or graduate school.
What is Suitable?
Suitable is an interactive platform accessed via a mobile app or website; it allows users to access events and activities and earn points towards badges. Click through the “Next Step” in your TU Portal to get started with Suitable or head over to the app store on your mobile device and download the Suitable app. Once downloaded, enter your TU email, not an alias, (ex. email@example.com) and get started. You can also register on the desktop site at app.suitable.co.
How does this work?
Start your journey with Suitable and review the different activities for each badge. Each activity lists details for completion, as well as a Level and Competency label. The Level and number of Competencies determines how many points an activity is worth. As you complete these tasks, points will be awarded. You can view your progress in each badge as you work your way through it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use my Temple Email?
You will use your TU Accessnet ID, not an established alias or non-TU email.
How do I use QR codes?
To enable use of QR scanning for various events you will need to allow the Suitable app to access your camera. You will need to scan QR codes from a computer screen with your phone for a few of the tasks in the Career Starter badge to earn points.
Who can I contact with questions?
- For technical questions contact Suitable directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For Career Starter badge questions email email@example.com or call the Career Center at 215-204-7981.