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Professional Skills


Creativity and problem solving


How to be more creative

As a student, you will need to develop your creative skills for working individually and as a member of a group, because both kinds of ability are vital to your effectiveness in the workplace and in your personal life.

Working on your own

You should try to:

  • Develop the characteristics of creative people, such as flexibility and persistence
  • Use your imagination effectively
  • Build your self-confidence and assertiveness
  • Motivate yourself and overcome negative attitudes
  • Communicate your ideas effectively
  • Understand how to use problem solving strategies as an individual
  • Learn about creativity software

Working with others

You should try to:

  • Work effectively in a creative group
  • Use problem solving strategies in a team
  • Develop and access creativity networks