What is it about?
In their college courses, undergraduates in psychology develop their knowledge of the discipline and refine important skills such as writing, critical thinking, and working with others. We wanted to know which particular skills and knowledge students thought were important to focus on NOW for success after college. We compared their responses to what employers say they are looking for in new college hires. There was some overlap in the responses of students and employers and some divergence.
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Why is it important?
If students understand that their assignments are opportunities to refine skills and develop knowledge, then they can better focus their previous time and energy in a most effective way. At the same time, if faculty can better communicate the skills and knowledge that their assignments hone, then perhaps students can make the most of their class work.
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This page is a summary of: What is most important to focus on now for success after college? Students’ responses mirror and diverge from what employers consider essential skills., Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, July 2021, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/stl0000285.
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