Students in today's fast-paced and always-evolving world want to know that the degree they get will provide them with the opportunity to get a solid career after graduation. To increase their appeal to potential students, colleges and universities are starting to place a greater emphasis on the development of student employability programs that are on par with the academic rigor of their degree programs.
However, there are a lot of schools of higher education that are having trouble launching student employability programs that are both quantifiable and successful and a significant number of students have the impression that they are not adequately equipped for the workforce. It is the responsibility of the heads of educational institutions to see to it that their students have the greatest possible life outcomes as a result of their education.
Naturally, academic development and the development of critical thinking skills are going to play a significant role in achieving these aims. Employment skills are a necessary complement: they are the collection of qualities that are required to attract professional roles and to thrive in such roles. They include "soft skills" such as communication, problem-solving, teamwork, and networking skills. This aspect of students' education has so far been relegated to a secondary status relative to the core curriculum, and has frequently been outsourced to career advisory services.