Quality Assurance Commons / Essential Employability Qualities

Students in the University of Kentucky Accounting program will develop EEQs throughout their coursework. The EEQs are employability characteristics that are critical skills and qualities for all future professionals to possess in the modern workforce. These skills reflect a need for students to be adaptable, continuously learn, and possess social and emotional intelligence necessary for workforce preparedness and lifelong learning. The EEQs are as follows:


Thinking & Problem Solving





Responsibility & Professionalism


In addition to students taking courses preparing them for public and private accounting, business and industry positions, and jobs within universities and government agencies, students enrolled in the Accounting program will obtain EEQs to prepare for them for 21st century workplace responsibilities.