James Madison University

Student Competencies

Sites differ in the skills, abilities, and knowledge that students can learn.  Students will develop learning goals in conjunction with supervisors.  Common learning goals may include:

  • Ability to listen and respond to clients as customers.
  • Development of effective verbal and nonverbal communication.
  • Development of effective written communication.
  • Increased awareness of one’s personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Acceptance of responsibility.
  • Development of initiative and creative thinking.
  • Development of critical thinking skills.