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Open Badge Technology

What do companies look for in their selection processes? Until not long ago, they focused on hard skills; i.e. technical knowledge. However, soft skills are becoming more and more relevant and have proven to be key.

Soft skills are characteristics and skills we all have, which indicate how we interact with others through our interpersonal, social,and methodical skills. The skills that determine the ability of professionals to engage in their day-to-day activities involve four key elements:

Wisdom

KNOWLEDGE

Expertise

SKILLS

Ability

COMPETENCIES

Will

ATTITUDE

Whilst soft skills play a key role in corporate environments, they are difficult to measure. In order to obtain a match, job seeking platforms, such as LinkedIn, allow companies to search for candidates based on their skills.

Open Badge: new innovative technology to certify soft skills during the degree programme

In CEU we want our graduates to be able to successfully face the employability challenges. Therefore, we have developed our own model to certify the transversal skills which progressively more companies are requiring. On this matter, we encourage students to make the most of their time in university to acquire, practise and certify these skills.

What is a badge?

A digital badge recognises and certifies a new acquired skill or knowledge and increases visibility on the profile when looking for a job.

It provides assurance to the employer, who will be able to check the experiences that back up those skills with just one click.

HOW CAN CEU HELP?

We provide the technology so that students can acquire, practise and certify skills through the development of activities during their Degree Programme. Moreover, if students wish to do so, skills may be added directly to their LinkedIn profile.

Debate Club

Badge - Club de debate

Debate Club

The Debate Club gives you the chance to acquire one of the most efficient skills in communication: the use of discourse to encourage, suggest, provoke, etc.

Earning criteria: You may obtain the Debate Club badge either by following the entirety of the classes during the full academic year or by participating in an inter-university debate tournament.  Proof: Participation in the Debate Club accredited by a certification of regular attendance issued by a teacher, and/or participation in an official tournament (internal or external).

Elevator Rocket

Badge - Elevator Rocket

Elevator Rocket

The ways to communicate have been changing rapidly in recent years, but the current health situation has accelerated this process even more, making communication a basic tool for all agents in society.

Earning criteria: 75% attendance to masterclasses, and proof of participation in the achivement of the task accredited by the moderator. Proof: Attendance and active participation of students in the Leadership Certificate team-building sessions (First Year).

Theatre Club

Badge - Club de Teatro

Theatre Club

The theatre develops verbal and non-verbal communcation skills, body control and team work skills. It also puts students in contact to some of the most valuable dramatic plays of humanity.

Earning criteria: If you wish to obtain the Theatre Club badge, you must participate in the company TEATROZ by attending the entirety of the classes during the academic year, and obtain the final certification by the company's director or the workshop's moderator. Proof: Participation in the Theatre Club.

Theatral Improvisation

Badge - Improvisación Teatral

Theatral Improvisation

Theatral improvisation provides a useful training to successfully face, through verbal communication and body language, unexpected situations which may require a quick and appropiate response.

Earning criteria: If you wish to obtain this badge, you must participate in the Theatral Improvisation Workshop by attending the entirety of the classes during the academic year, and obtain the final certification by the company's director or the workshop's moderator. Proof: Participation in Theatre Improvisation.

Video Interview Communication

Badge - Comunicación Videoentrevista

Video Interview Communication

Career Center gives students the chance to work with a platform which prepares them for professional selection processes. In a video interview, they will answer a number of questions to work on their verbal communication. This will help them acquire confidence in communication.

Earning criteria: Having conducted the video interview; proof that is reflected in the platform. Proof: Conducting the video interview.

Choir

Badge - Coro

Choir

Participation in the University Choir. It gives students the chance to take part in events and institutional ceremonies.

Earning criteria: Actively taking part in the Choir during the academic year. Proof: Registration and participation in the Choir.

Business cases

Badge - Business Cases

Business cases

Career Center will provide students with the chance to participate in the resolution of business cases set out by companies. Sudents will work together in the case resolution. A Career Advisor will serve as an observer to confirm the achievement of this activity.

Earning criteria: having participated in a Business Case. Proof: Registration through the Career Center and participation in the resolution of companies' business cases. The Career Advisor who served as an observer will be responsible for the certification of the achievement.

Club

Badge - Club

Club

Participation in an University Club

Earning criteria: students must have devoted a minimum of 10 hours to a club throughout a given academic year. Proof: Certification of participation in a university club issued by club directors at the end of every academic year.

Innovation Week

Badge - Innovation Week

Innovation Week

Universidad CEU San Pablo gives students the chance to participate in Innovation Week. This is a creative event which aims to connect students' talent and the business sector to work together towards innovation.

Earning criteria: Having taken part in Innovation Week. Proof: Registration and active participation in Innovation Week.

Social Innovation

Badge - Innovación Social

Social Innovation

Its aim is to create, develop and lead innovative solutions to real problems which concern society.

Earning criteria: 70% attendance to masterclasses, proof of participation in the achievement of the task accredited by the supervisor and its presentation. Proof: Class attendance and active participation in the Leadership Certificate team work sessions (Third year).

Entrepreneurs Club
Badge - Emprendimiento
Entrepreneurs Club

Participation in the Entrepreneurs Club to develop ideas and encourage undertaking.

Earning criteria: Having participated in the Entepreneurs Club during the academic year. Proof: Participation in the Entepreneurs Club during the academic year.

Personal development

Badge - Desarrollo personal

Personal development

Participation in GPS I mentoring programme (Grow Path for Students) offers first and second year students the chance to improve their self-knowledge by attending to a number to meetings with a teacher-mentor. Students must attend to a minimum of 5 development meetings.

Earning criteria: Attendance to at least 5 development meetings. Proof: Participation as a mentee in GPS I, registration in the programme and the mentor's final report.

Professional Mentoring

Badge - Mentoring Profesional

Professional Mentoring

GPS II (Grow Path for Students) is a mentoring programme aimed at last year undergraduate students to complement their academic training and self development. Professional mentors will guide them and prepare them for the job market. Students must attend to at least 5 development meetings. 

Earning criteria: Attendance to at least 5 development meetings with their mentor. Proof: Participation as a mentee in GPS II, registration in the programme and the mentor's final report.

Professional Skills Tools

Badge - Herramientas de competencias profesionales

Professional Skills Tools

Career Center provides students with a set of professional skills tools to encourage self knowledge and improve their employability. On one hand, USPCEUteactiva platform allows students to take 6 game-based tests to carry out an self-assessment of their transversal skills. On the other hand, Cut-e tests  enable the assessment of skills in three different areas: professional environment, values and incentives and level of English.

Earning criteria: Taking the game-based skills tests in the USPCEUteactiva platform or the Cut-e skills tests + interview with an asigned Career Advisor to analyse the results. Proof: Taking the game-based skills test or the Cut-e tests and the interview with the Career Advisor.

Social skills

Badge - competencia social

Social skills

Participation of new students (Juniors) in the Buddy Programme encourages self kowledge and allows them to obtain a badge.

Earning criteria: Attendance to at least 5 development meetings with their mentor. Proof: Participation as a Buddy Junior (mentee), registration in the programme and the mentor's final report.

Professional skills

Badge - Competencias profesionales

Professional skills

Development of skills related to high performance team work, Lean and Agile Performance Management.

Earning criteria: 75% attendance to masterclasses, proof of participation accredited by the moderator and its presentation. Proof: Attendance to classes and active participation in the Leadership Certificate team work sessions (Fourth year).

Creativity award

Badge - Premio creatividad

Creativity award

The creativity contest consists of six categories: photography, design, art, short film, short film script, monologue, short story and music. There is a cash award for each category. The jury may give one or more secondary awards.

Earning criteria: The award-winning project (including secondary awards) will serve as proof. Proof: obtaining a Personal Creativity award.

Professional development I

Badge - Desarrollo rofesiona I

Professional development I

Career Center provides students with the ADN Randstad test, which assesses 12 professional skills. It will take place in second year and the results will be analysed with their Career Advisor in a meeting. Its aim is to agree on an action plan to work on the areas where the student can improve.

Earning criteria: Taking the ADN test and the interview with the Career Advisor to analyse the results. Proof: Taking the ADN Randstad test in second year and the following interview with the Career Advisor to analyse the results.

Professional development II

Badge - Desarrollo profesional II

Professional development II

Career Center provides students withthe ADN Randstad test, which assesses 12 professional skills. Students will take the test again in fourth or fifth year. The results will be analysed in a meeting with their Career Advisor along with the pre-established action plan.

Earning criteria: Taking the ADN test and the interview with the Career Advisor to analyse the results. Proof: Taking the ADN Randstad test in fourth or fifth year and the following interview with the Career Advisor to analyse the results.

Networking

Badge - Networking

Networking

Career Center organises two Career Fairs. Attendance to the Career Fairs provides students with an unique chance to contact companies and encourage their personal development.

Earning criteria: Attendance to one of the Career Fairs organised by the Career Center. Proof: Registration in the Career Center and effective attendance to the Career Fair in the pertinent campus.

Employability

Badge - Empleabilidad

Employability

Attending to the workshops/webinars organised by the Career Center will encourage personal growth, by providing students with the tools to improve their employability. 

Earning criteria: Attendance to at least two webinar/workshops organised by the Career Center. Proof: Registration in the Career Center and attendance to at least two webinars/workshops organised by the Career Center.

Runners Club

Badge - Club del Corredor

Runners Club

Participation in the Cross Circuit and in scheduled races.

Earning criteria: Fullfil the attendance requirements of the chosen event. Proof: Participation at least three times in activities of the Runners Club during the academic year.

Adventure Club

Badge - Club de Montaña

Adventure Club

Hiking, snowshoeing, multi-adventure.

Earning criteria: Participation in the activities of the Adventure Club at least three times during the academic year. Proof: Participation in the activities of the Adventure Club at least three times during the academic year.

Culture/Know how

Badge - Cultura- Know How

Culture/Know how

Leadership

Badge - Liderazgo

Leadership

Participation in the Madrid CCAA University Championships.

Earning criteria: Participation in the Championship and ranking among the top eight. Proof: Registration and participation in the championship.

Campus life

Badge - Campus Life

Campus life

Lead or be a member of the board of directors and set a Campus Life club in motion.

Earning criteria: Campus Life will carry out an Excel table including the directors and, where applicable, board members who have satisfactorily performed their duties. Proof: Campus Life will carry out an Excel table including the directors and, where applicable, board members who have satisfactorily performed their duties.

Buddy Senior

Badge - Buddy senior

Buddy Senior

Participation of last years undergraduate students in the Buddy Program provides new students with support and guidance and contributes to the development of their leadership skills. It allows students to opt for a badge.

Earning criteria: Participation as Buddy Senior, registration in the programme and elaboration of a final report. Proof: Participation as Buddy Senior, registration in the programme and elaboration of a final report.

Group Delegate

Badge - Delegado de grupo

Group Delegate

Representation on behalf of a student group.

Earning criteria: Work as a group delegate/subdelegate during the academic year. Proof: Work as a group delegate/subdelegate during the academic year.

Degree Delegate

Badge -Delegado de titulación

Degree Delegate

Representation on behalf of students of a certain Degree.

Earning criteria: Work as a Degree delegate/subdelegate. Proof: Work as a Degree delegate/subdelegate during the academic year.

University Delegate

Badge - Delegado de universidad

University Delegate

Representation on behalf of University and Euniversitech students.

Earning criteria: Work as a University and Euniversitech delegate/subdelegate. Proof: Work as an University and Euniversitech delegate/subdelegate during the academic year.

Career Ambassador

Badge - Career Ambassador

Career Ambassador

Career Center gives students the chance to become a Career Ambassador. A Career Ambassador promotes the department's activities among his/her colleagues, improving his/her visibility with companies and working on his/her leadership skills.

Earning criteria: To be Career Ambassador during the academic year.

Digital Ambasador

Badge - Embajador digital

Digital Ambasador

Performance of his/her role as Digital Ambassador, accredited by deaneries.

Earning criteria: 5 ambassadors per School will be appointed. Proof: Work as an digital ambassador during the academic year.

Start up Programme

Badge - Startup Programme

Start up Programme

It gives you a chance to take part in the Start up Programme. The programme is carried out by Fundación Junior Achievement (Junior Achievement Foundation) and its aims are to encourage enterpreneurship in the univesity sphere, and to create a young enterpreneurs community.

Earning criteria: Participation with a project in the Start up Programme. Proof: Presentation of a project in the Start up Programme and mentoring and programme stages follow-up 

Voluntary work

Badge- Voluntariado

Voluntary work

Events

Badge - Eventos

Events