Do College Students Need More Exposure to the Workplace?
Nicole Dieker
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I recently got a degree survey from my university about what they could do to help students become better brads (ie. more employable) and I think my sentiments were very similar. There needs to be a couple of courses or something that is geared towards application of the degree in the real world. Whether it is a practicum or an experiential learning course… SOMETHING. Granted my degree (Peace Studies) is not really related to my job (Library Technician in a college) — but it is in a theoretical standpoint in terms of access to information as well as helping people reach their full potential through education. I think it’s not productive for institutions to not address the education-workforce transition AT ALL during school but then wait 6 months later and ask if you have found full time employment and PAT THEMSELVES on the back for making it happen.

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