‘More Than a Major’: How Employers Prioritize Communication, Problem-Solving Skills (Inside Higher Ed)

According to a survey just released by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, business executives care less about the undergraduate majors of potential employees than they do about thinking, communication and problem-solving skills. The economic downturn has “put a premium on college graduates who are really multifaceted … people who have both broad knowledge and skills as well as field-specific skills,” says AAC&U Vice President for Policy and Public Engagement Debra Humphreys.


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