Get Performance Feedback

Get career ready and improve your professional skills with better feedback from your supervisors, coworkers, classmates, professors, and clients!

Constructive and regular feedback from supervisors, colleagues, and mentors on your performance can help you learn, grow, and prepare for the next step in your career.

The Toppel team invites you to participate in the Career Readiness Evaluation, a tool that allows you to streamline the evaluation of any academic or co-curricular experience to prepare you for a successful transition into the workplace.

Experiences may include but are not limited to, academic work/projects, leadership opportunities, work experiences, internships, study abroad, volunteering and community service, and research.

Stay tuned for our new career readiness evaluation tool launching in Summer 2024!


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  • What is Career Readiness?

    The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) defines career readiness as the following:

    "Career readiness is a foundation from which to demonstrate requisite core competencies that broadly prepare the college educated for success in the workplace and lifelong career management.

    For new college graduates, career readiness is key to ensuring successful entrance into the workforce. Career readiness is the foundation upon which a successful career is launched. Career readiness is, quite simply, the new career currency."

    Learn more about career readiness here


  • What are the eight essential career readiness areas most sought after by today’s employers?

    The eight essential career readiness areas identified and defined by NACE are listed below.


    Proactively develop oneself and one’s career through continual personal and professional learning, awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses, navigation of career opportunities, and networking to build relationships within and without one’s organization.


    Clearly and effectively exchange information, ideas, facts, and perspectives with persons inside and outside of an organization.


    Identify and respond to needs based on an understanding of situational context and logical analysis of relevant information.


    Demonstrate the awareness, attitude, knowledge, and skills required to equitably engage and include people from different local and global cultures. Engage in anti-oppressive practices that actively challenge the systems, structures, and policies of racism and inequity.


    Recognize and capitalize on personal and team strengths to achieve organizational goals.


    Knowing work environments differ greatly, understanding and demonstrating effective work habits, and acting in the interest of the larger community and workplace.


    Build and maintain collaborative relationships to work effectively toward common goals, while appreciating diverse viewpoints and shared responsibilities.


    Understand and leverage technologies ethically to enhance efficiencies, complete tasks, and accomplish goals.

    Each career readiness area can be acquired, developed, and demonstrated in a variety of ways. Click here for an overview of sample behaviors for each area. These sample behaviors were used to create the SkillSurvey career readiness surveys.

  • How does the career readiness evaluation process work?

    After you sign up to participate (stay tuned for the new career readiness evaluation tool launch in Summer 2024), you will receive an email prompting you to complete your career readiness evaluation. 

  • Who can evaluate my performance?

    Evaluators may include supervisors/managers, coworkers/colleagues, mentors, internship/volunteer work coordinators, faculty/professors, clients/customers, classmates, and/or other individuals who observed your work-related behaviors and can thoroughly assess your performance in a given role. To capture 360° feedback, students are encouraged to request feedback from more than one evaluator.

  • What does a career readiness report entail?

    Here is a sample career readiness report from our most recent tool, SkillSurvey. We will provide an updated sample once we launch our new career readiness evaluation tool in Summer 2024.

  • What should I do after I receive my career readiness report?

    After receiving your career readiness report, we suggest you set some time to discuss and review your feedback with your evaluator/s. This will help you develop a concrete plan to strengthen your performance in the future based on evaluator comments and suggestions. As you brainstorm ways to improve your career readiness level, check out this NACE Competency Mapping sheet for a list of LinkedIn Learning courses aligned with the eight essential career readiness areas. In addition, your conversation with your evaluator/s will allow you to identify areas of strengths you can highlight in applications, interviews, portfolios, and networking spaces. 

    Additionally, the Toppel Career Center is happy to help you explore opportunities and options that can help you achieve your career readiness goals. To meet with a career coach during drop-in hours, please visit us in person or join us via Zoom, Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

  • Am I eligible to participate?

    All University of Miami students who are currently enrolled and interested in receiving feedback from a supervisor, manager, coworker, advisor/mentor, or internship/volunteer work coordinator on their performance from a curricular or co-curricular experience (e.g., leadership opportunities, work experiences, internships, study abroad, volunteering and community service, research, etc.) are eligible to participate in the career readiness evaluation tool process. 

  • How do I sign up?

    We are in the process of launching a new career readiness evaluation tool. Stay tuned for updates on how to sign up during Summer 2024. 

  • Where can I go for help?

    If you or your evaluators have any questions, please contact:

    Keashla Marengo
    Associate Director of Career Readiness

Student Testimonials

“A lot of times, we possess confirmation bias when evaluating our strengths and weaknesses. The career readiness evaluation tool has helped remove this bias by giving me concrete metrics on my skills, as evaluated by both myself and then, my managers. Through the platform, I compare what I believe versus what others see, allowing me to tailor my skillset to further enhance my career readiness. Overall, it’s easier to achieve my goals when I have a clear understanding of my abilities.”

     - Bryanna DeSimone, Career Readiness Evaluation Tool Participant

“The career readiness evaluation tool helped me put my career readiness progress into perspective from several different points. I utilized the feedback to gauge what goals I needed to focus on both within my current position and for my future. It was also nice to see the comparison between my personal view of my career readiness and how my supervisors perceive me. I was able to incorporate both their feedback and my opinions into my current career goals. Very helpful tool!”

     - Suraya Buffong, Career Readiness Evaluation Tool Participant

“I think the career readiness evaluation tool has been an easy and comprehensible way for me to get feedback on what skills I am strong at and what skills I can improve. I also enjoy comparing my results over the years to see how my skills have improved or what skills I should continue to work on. It is very easy to use and easy to understand. The skills I see on the report also have helped me brainstorm on my strengths and weaknesses when applying to jobs and have been a good resource for finding skills to talk about in interviews and cover letters.”

     - Pasqualina Sagarese, Career Readiness Evaluation Tool Participant