Walton College’s SAM Program (Students achieving Milestones provides a framework for students to enhance their personal, academic and professional opportunities by being exposed to, interacting with, participating in, and gaining expertise and mastery of, timely student success and career readiness skills, competencies and experiences to prepare them for life during and after college. We utilize digital badges which are micro-credentials that enhance your resume by verifying to employers that you have the skills they want.
How to becomeCareer Ready
S.A.M. can help Walton College students become Career Ready by completing various activities and achieving S.A.M. Badges. To get started:
Register for S.A.M.
Go to app.suitable.co or download the app on iOS or Android and use your @uark.edu email address.
Complete the Activities
Upload documents, scan event codes, submit reflections, and complete surveys and assessments to earn badges.
Display your Badges
Once you have completed a badge, display it on your LinkedIn account.
What are theCore Competencies
Behind the S.A.M. Badges?
Every badge created is built on our core competencies. Our core competencies are:
- Self and Social Awareness
- Global Intelligence
- Innovative Mindset
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
- Tech Readiness
- Planning and Change
- Career Management
- Community Engagement
- Industry, Knowledge, and Experience
What are theS.A.M. Badges?
Each badge is made up of components that consist of any combination of the 12 Career Readiness competencies.*
Diversity & Inclusion
Let's Talk: Ethical AI
Let's Talk: Forced Labor
Let's Talk: Fraud
Let's Talk: Keeping Your Word
Let's Talk: Speaking Up
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*for detailed requirements please visit Suitable
Get StartedS.A.M. Resources
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Video: How to Navigate Suitable / S.A.M.
Once logged in you’ll be able to complete activities, check progress, and share with your portfolio on LinkedIn.