What Employers Want

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 10:00

AAC&U survey of employers shows liberal arts skills are valued and sought out in the workplace but raises questions about student preparation.


The Association of American Colleges and Universities’ newest report, "How College Contributes to Workforce Success: Employer Views on What Matters Most," is something of a mixed bag for higher education.

First the good: employers generally have confidence in higher education and value the college degree. They believe that a liberal education -- or preparation for more than a specific job -- provides knowledge and skills that are important for career success. And increasingly, employers say, college graduates are more effective at explaining what they bring to the table.

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