Employers have long been dissatisfied with how unprepared college graduates are entering the workplace. According to Strada-Gallup 2017 College Student Survey, college graduates do not think they are prepared either.
Calling it “a crisis of confidence among most students,” the report said only a third of students believe they will graduate with the skills and knowledge to be successful in the job market and in the workplace.
Fortunately, there is something they can do about it. The study showed that “students who have these three career-focused experiences at their institution are significantly more confident about their preparation for the workforce:
- Speak often with faculty or staff about their career options;
- Have at least one university official initiate a conversation with them about their career options; and,
- Believe their school is committed to helping their students find a rewarding career.”