Profile of a Graduate
Creative Problem Solver
- Use a wide range of solution creation techniques to solve unfamiliar problems.
- Demonstrate originality and inventiveness in work and understand the real world limits to adopting new ideas.
- View failure as an opportunity to learn; understand that creativity and innovation is a long-term, cyclical process of small success and frequent mistakes.
- Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions.
- Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts and for various purposes.
- Use digital technologies, communication/networking tools, and social networks appropriately to access, manage, integrate, evaluate and create information to successfully function in a knowledge economy.
- Access, manage, integrate and create information efficiently, effectively and appropriately.
- Evaluate information critically and competently.
- Work effectively in various roles and in climate of ambiguity and changing priorities.
- Aware of strengths and weaknesses, routinely reflect on one’s work and experiences, and apply insights to future situations.
- Develop positive attitudes and beliefs about themselves as learners that increase their academic perseverance and prompt them to engage in productive and quality academic behaviors.
- Take initiative to advance skill levels towards a professional level and develop a commitment to learning as a lifelong process.
- Listen with an open mind to understand others’ perspectives, needs, and situations.
- Demonstrate personal integrity, honesty and ethical behavior.
- Manage own emotions and conduct self in a respectable, professional manner.
- Effectively analyze and evaluate evidence, arguments, claims and beliefs.
- Identify and ask significant questions that clarify various points of view and lead to better solutions.
- Persist in complex problems through reasoning and constructing arguments to support ideas.
Last Modified on July 14, 2022