Reflect, Articulate, Translate, Evaluate—or RATE—is a reflective learning and self-assessment approach that helps you process your experiences, enabling you to move from career competence to career readiness.
Embrace the process and you’ll dramatically improve your ability to articulate and translate your competencies when it really counts—ensuring you’re the candidate that lands those transformative career opportunities.
“I wish I had started using RATE during my freshman year. This is a great tool to use when practicing for interviews or professional situations.
When you RATE an experience, you will:
Every time you engage in an experience—whether it’s a significant class assignment, community service project, internship, or research study—jump into your Career Readiness RATE Portal.
When you’re done, RATE will:
While RATE is primarily for you*, you can share links to RATE entries with your instructors, advisors, or families for feedback.
*Anonymized data may be used by CLA to identify opportunities to better support student progress.
The RATE process typically takes 20-25 minutes to complete—and it’s a process that’s well worth your time.
Running short on time? Not a problem. You can save your experience as a draft and finish up later.Start a RATE
“Employers always ask me how my education translates into success in the workplace. I had a hard time doing that. With the easy-to-use RATE tool, I can now share my experiences in ways that impress employers.
On the run and short on time? Choose Quick RATE from your Career Readiness RATE Portal. In fewer than 5 minutes, you’ll capture key elements while your memory is fresh. You can then come back and complete a full RATE when your schedule frees up.
Connect with your CLA academic advisors and career counselors, check out the Career Readiness Guide—and chart your course for future success.