Navigating Employability and eXperience Tool - Welcome to NACA® NEXT

Welcome to NACA® NEXT - Navigating Employability and eXperience Tool

NACA® NEXT is a new tool designed to help your students as they prepare for their next step after graduation – their careers. It has been developed in response to a survey published annually by the National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE) in which employers identify the skills they are seeking from recent college graduates.

This tool allows students to evaluate themselves on the skills employers seek, and it provides them with suggestions for mastering these skills through their involvement in campus activities. As a​n added option, this tool also allows them to have you evaluate them on these same skills so that they can compare their self-evaluation with your evaluation of the students. In addition, they can also compare their scores with those of their peers from around the country.

​ The evaluation will take between 15 and 20 minutes to complete for both students and advisors. As you evaluate students, make sure you are answering honestly with where you believe their skills are currently and not where you hope they will be in the future. To begin the evaluation, click on the link below. You can decide if you would like to share the evaluation with the students.

Launch the Advisor Dashboard

If you would like to utilize the NACA NEXT assessment tool​, are an advisor at a member institution, and do not already have an NACA user account, please click here to contact us.
You will need to supply your name, job title, institution, business phone number, and email. ​​​​

NACA® NEXT Advisor Cohort

Have you heard about how you can utilize NACA® NEXT as a tool for assessing student development of key employability skills? Maybe you have, but you don’t know where to start. Or maybe you have an idea of what you would like to do but would like to get constructive feedback. If so, take advantage of an opportunity to work with a team of experts who will coach you and a cohort of your peers through the first year of implementing activities for a program, department, or division. Click here to find out more.