You'll build digital competencies throughout your college experience. Our sample student in the timeline above learns skills in class, but also during her work, hobbies, and extracurriculars.
Here's how you build strong digital competencies:
- Reflect. What are your strengths? Which digital competencies are the most worthwhile for you to develop? Try looking through the competencies, taking the quick digicomp quiz, or downloading a more detailed self-assessment.
- Build. Is there something you want to learn more about? A strength you have that you want to grow? You can build the digital competencies in class, extracurriculars, and hobbies. Like to study on your own? Take a free online course with Bryn Mawr's Lynda.com subscription, or explore the resources in many of the competencies areas, curated by students.
- Articulate. When you need to show all of the skills you've learned, remember the competencies as a frame! The digital competencies are integrated into many of your experiences with LILAC and across your time at Bryn Mawr.
- Iterate! Your digital competencies will continue to grow throughout your experiences, so when you take the time to return to reflect and synthesize your experiences, you'll often find that your interests have shifted and your skills have expanded. From there, you can find new opportunities to further build your skills and new ways to express your talents.