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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh engineering and engineering technology students now can beef up their resumes, showing off specific skills with attractive digital graphics.

The engineers are the first campus department to issue digital badges and one of the first in the UW System, according to Marcel Dijkstra, associate professor of environmental engineering technology.

Students can strengthen their digital resumes by displaying acquired skills with the colorful badges. The badges recognize achievement and establish credibility—a validated indictor of a competency or skill that was acquired.

The department created 12 badges and may add more in future years.

A few of the skills recognized are in computer-aided design, freshwater testing, electronic circuit application and renewable energy.

The badges may be seen here. There is no cost to students. The badges are issued via Credly, a leading digital credential platform. Each badge is linked to metadata that provides context and verification.

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