Purpose of Mocs GROW
Students learn a lot from working. They learn to do things like answer a professional telephone line, use Excel, and provide customer service. But they also learn how to manage time, how to work as part of a team, and how to handle disagreements or unhappy customers. We call these skills “transferable skills” because they transfer from one place (work) to other places (classes, student organizations, etc.).
Mocs GROW helps students get important practice in talking about what they are learning in their jobs and in their classes. We want them to think about transferable skills and how those might help them in other parts of their lives. Additionally, learning to talk about transferable skills is essential for translating work and class experience to employers after graduation.
• To make student employment a high-impact activity by providing structured opportunities for students to reflect on and integrate what they are learning.
• To help students better articulate what they have learned from their job and from their classes.