Is Higher Education Failing Employers and New Hires?

Nov 17,
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This article examines the gap between what employers are looking for in new hires and the skills that colleges and universities are teaching. According to employers, most graduates fail to meet expectations in needed areas such as professionalism, communication, and critical thinking and analysis. In response, it is suggested that educational institutions integrate elements of experiential learning into their curriculum, including internships, corporate partnerships, and business-profile speakers. It is concluded that these measures could help students graduate with the necessary skills to be successful in the workplace.