What employers want & UBSS Capstone Project
What Employers Want
The Department of Education, Science and Training (2002) “Employability Skills for the Future” report identified seven key skills employers look for in “job-ready” graduates:
- Communication skills
- Teamwork skills.
- Problem-solving skills.
- Initiative and enterprise skills.
- Planning and organising skills.
- Self-management skills.
- Learning skills.
- Technology skills.
Dept. Of Education Science and Training (2002). “Employability Skills for the Future”, p46.
Are you surprised to discover that academic qualifications are not at the top of the list?
Successful engagement at higher education study is not solely about earning good marks. It is also about developing additional skills that make you a 'well-rounded' graduate.
Remember that UBSS has developed a set of graduate attributes for all UBSS graduates that are designed to provide you with not only technical knowledge related to your degree, but also skills relating to the above to assist you with being a well-rounded graduate.
Relationship to UBSS Capstone Project
The table below outlines the eight (8) attributes above and how they relate to the UBSS Capstone Project in your final year, which is the culmination of your studies and provides leverage to "Launch your Career"
8 SKILLS WANTED BY EMPLOYERS
UBSS CAPSTONE INCLUDES:
•Give formal presentation to peers and senior corporate examiners
•Practice presentation in class and evaluate peers
•Work all semester in a group
•Work with different personalities and opinions
•Submit report and present project as a team
•Work with team to solve problems
•Think of alternative approaches/methods to solve problems
Initiative and enterprise skills.
•Create own project with rationale
•Develop and sell a BUSINESS
Planning and organising skills.
•Develop project over 1x semester
•Develop & adhere to schedule to meet deadlines
•Undertake independent research
•Manage own time
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