It Takes More Than a Major | Peter D. Hart Research Associates

Peter D. Hart Research Associates. It takes more than a major: Employer priorities for college learning and student success. The Association of American Colleges and Universities. Washington, D.C. April 10, 2013. Retrieved from http://www.aacu.org/leap/documents/2013_EmployerSurvey.pdf

This report provided an overview of employers’ considerations of college graduates for a position. It presented a survey of the skills that employers prioritize for career success, noting innovation as compared with students’ choice a college major. This showed employers’ focus on applicants’ potential for advancement and capacity for success rather than the subject they studied in college. They highlighted skills of critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and real-world applications of knowledge. The findings demonstrated the importance employers place on the qualities and abilities of candidates as opposed to the breadth or depth of the content they studied.

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