Carey Core Competencies

Real-world learning for lifelong success 

There’s much you can learn from coursework. But values like leadership, a growth mindset, resilience, empathy, and an innovative perspective don’t just come from books. They are developed by doing. Our experiential learning programs immerse you in real-world situations with real businesses and organizations where your work can have a real impact. You’ll gain the experience you’ll need to succeed in today’s business world.

You’ll develop a set of core competencies to guide your career and growth as a professional with experiences such as:

 

Core Competencies

These core competencies are at the heart of a Johns Hopkins Carey Business School education. 

Empathy

An individual’s commitment and ability to engage with stakeholders, value different perspectives, demonstrate cultural awareness, and navigate dynamic global contexts. Students with an empathetic orientation foster an environment that facilitates relationship development and enables collaboration and ideation.

Key Concepts: active listening, observation, contextual understanding, valuing and integrating diverse perspectives.

Growth Mindset

An individual’s commitment and ability to reflect on one’s strengths and weaknesses and actively develop new knowledge and skills to adapt to dynamic environments. Students who embrace a growth mindset commit to this process by reflecting; setting goals; and developing and executing a plan in order continuously improve their professional knowledge, skillset, and professional brand. Key Concepts: self-reflective assessment, skill and knowledge acquisition, learning experimentation and application

An individual’s commitment and ability to reflect on one’s strengths and weaknesses and actively develop new knowledge and skills to adapt to dynamic environments. Students who embrace a growth mindset commit to this process by reflecting; setting goals; and developing and executing a plan in order continuously improve their professional knowledge, skillset, and professional brand.

Key Concepts: self-reflective assessment, skill and knowledge acquisition, learning experimentation and application

resilience 

An individual’s commitment and ability to embrace ambiguity, to persevere through obstacles, and appreciate the challenges of working through complexity. Resilient students envision success, manage their well-being, and acknowledge the inherit opportunity in uncertainty.

Key Concepts: Ownership and accountability, appreciation for ambiguity, adaptability, commitment to overcome challenges

Innovative perspective

An individual’s commitment and ability to practice creativity by developing novel solutions that work in context. Innovative students value and act with curiosity, challenge assumptions, encourage debate, appreciate the iterative process of ideation, and assess and integrate new approaches.

Key Concepts: Active curiosity, iteration, design thinking

Leadership

An individual’s commitment and ability to inspire others to practice empathy, a growth mindset, resilience, and develop an innovative perspective. A leadership approach also grounds teams in a data-driven approach and leverages the appropriate influence of experts on decision-making. Students who exhibit leadership demonstrate an appreciation for expertise, team stewardship, and effective communication.

Key Concepts: Strategy, effective communication, appreciation for expertise and evidence-based methodology, team building, leadership efficacy

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

For more information about the full range of experiential learning opportunities at the JHU Carey Business School, visit the Office of Experiential Learning.