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ERIC Number: EJ940546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1531-4952
Undergraduates' Perceptions of Employer Expectations
DuPre, Carrie; Williams, Kate
Journal of Career and Technical Education, v26 n1 p8-19 Spr 2011
Research conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) indicates that employers across industries seek similar skills in job applicants; yet employers often report finding these desired skills lacking in new hires. This study closes the gap in understanding between employer expectations and student perceptions regarding necessary on-the-job skills. To accomplish this understanding, students' perceptions of the skills employers seek in new hires were measured and then compared against the NACE research of employers. Students' perceptions of their preparedness for these skills were also analyzed. Findings indicated potential implications for on-campus curricula and programs to help support students prepare for successful careers. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A