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Emory EDGE Internship Program

Research Guide for the Emory EDGE Internship Class | Summer 2020

Transferable Research Skills


What are transferable skills?

Transferable skills are foundational and critical skills that you might develop in one context and then use in another context. Transferable skills include things such as leadership, communication, teamwork, and project management.

Research project skills

Research projects are a great way to develop a wide range of critical transferable skills!

  • Searching for and finding information
  • Evaluating and fact-checking information
  • Making informed decisions about what information to use in your project
  • Time-management
  • Staying organized
  • Working collaboratively
  • Communicating your findings clearly to different audiences
  • Communicating your findings using different tools and techniques


Exploring Transferable Skills

A variety of organizations have put together lists of transferable skills and career readiness competencies.

Review these lists and think about how you might be developing some of the skills listed here in your team research project.

NACE competencies -

AAC&U transferable skills -