Are College Students Ready For The Workforce?

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Are College Students Ready For The Workforce? by Mind Map: Are College Students Ready For The Workforce?

1. We Know How To Make Your Students Stand Out

1.1. About Us

1.1.1. How I Earned The Privilege To Lead

1.2. Our Services

1.2.1. COACHING Career Coaching- Learn More Leadership Coaching- Learn More Executive Coaching- Learn More

1.2.2. LEADERSHIP ACADEMY Vision Academies Training

1.2.3. SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS Sample Topics Leadership Disciplines, Behaviors, and Habits Communicate Simply and Powerfully Social Media: What You Should Know Handling Overwhelm Influence with Impact! Your Powerbase- Networking Thinking Critically and Comprehensively Performing in a Multi-Generational Workplace Building Strong Professional Relationships Samples of Previous Presentations

1.2.4. CONSULTING SERVICES reCOGnize How We Help You Engage Mobilize and Retain Talent

2. Workplace Preparedness

2.1. Deficiences

2.1.1. "When it comes to the types of skills and knowledge that employers feel are most important to workplace success, large majorities of employers do NOT feel that recent college graduates are well prepared. This is particularly the case for applying knowledge and skills in real-world settings, critical thinking skills, and written and oral communication skills — areas in which fewer than three in 10 employers think that recent college graduates are well prepared. Yet even in the areas of ethical decision-making and working with others in teams, many employers do not give graduates high marks," the AACU report says.

2.2. Articles

2.2.1. Well Prepared In Their Own Eyes - inside higher ed

2.2.2. Why are so many college students failing to gain job skills before graduation? - washington post

2.2.3. America's "No Confidence" Vote on College Grads' Work Readiness

2.2.4. Is College Worth It? That Depends -

2.2.5. Ready or Not- Provosts and Business Leaders Disagree About Readiness - inside higher ed

2.3. Graphics

2.3.1. McGraw Hill 2015 Workplace Readiness Survey Results

2.3.2. SLIDESHOW: Want students to be ready for college and the workforce? Give them hope. - Hobsons Education Blog

2.4. Online Resources

2.4.1. O*Net Online A comprehensive national database of job and worker attributes developed for the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor.

3. Protect Your Brand

3.1. It's Hard to Differentiate One Higher-Ed Brand From Another

3.1.1. Higher-education institution mission statements are too similar In a recent study, Gallup found that the mission, purpose or vision statements of more than 50 higher education institutions share striking similarities, regardless of institution size, public or private status, land-grant status or religious affiliation, or for-profit or not-for-profit status.

3.1.2. Few institutions refer to their tangible outcomes the percentage of graduates who actually go on to be "leaders of tomorrow" -- to demonstrate how effectively the institution lives its own mission or is able to provide benchmarks for comparison against other institutions.

3.1.3. Leaders must establish unique values based on clear outcomes strategically rethinking the three components of the institution's identity -- purpose, brand and culture

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3.3. Gallup has found six elements of emotional support and experiential learning in college that are correlated with long-term career and life success, and one-quarter of college graduates -- who otherwise met the academic standards to get a diploma -- missed out on all six of these critical elements.

3.3.1. A professor who made them excited about learning

3.3.2. Professors who cared about them as a person

3.3.3. A mentor who encouraged them to pursue their goals and dreams

3.3.4. Worked on a long-term project

3.3.5. Had a job or internship where they applied what they were learning

3.3.6. Were extremely involved in extra-curricular activities

3.4. One of the country’s most-sought-after employers, Google, has found that it is increasingly hiring people without college degrees because the signal of the credential is no longer as clear as it used to be that someone is job ready. If colleges don’t provide the mix of academic and practical experiences that students need and students fail to take advantage of them, pretty soon we’ll see other employers looking for alternatives to the college degree as well." By Jeffrey J. Selingo- Washington Post

3.5. "If higher education was the auto industry, it would be forced to recall a quarter of all its graduates." - Brandon Busteed- Gallup

4. Let foUr changes Bridge This Gap