With college and high school graduations recently having been completed, I was curious what professors and employers believe are the ideal qualifications for the new graduate. I sought the opinion of nationally respected university professors and industry professionals. Here are their answers:
Dan Kniffen, Animal Science Professor, Penn State University: Employers pursue individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to showing up on time and completing a full day. Education will be assumed. If you have attended school they will anticipate you should have acquired a level of skill and problem solving.
The next generation of employers will look for the individual who has displayed a level of leadership and one that assumes responsibility as they move through their undergraduate program.
Communication will become even more important. As students become more attached to electronic devices and lose the interpersonal skill of…
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