Benefits Of Experiential Learning For College Graduates

1387 WordsMar 22, 20166 Pages
Helyer and Lee suggest higher education institutes are forming new ideas to “assist unemployed graduates with the benefits of experiential learning” (349). Simple things like mock interviews, job shadowing, and lessons on punctuality and workplace etiquette can increase readiness for college graduates (Helyer and Lee 351). The readiness of a college graduate attracts firms to hire them. A firm can learn about a student’s credentials by looking at their mock interviews, and reviewing the content of information they were taught at that specific university (Popov and Bernhardt 1765). It should be a requirement in all college majors that students have a certain number of completed hours of experiential, hands on learning to prepare them for the real world when they get the opportunity to start a career. Hypercompetition occurs when a particular field calls multiple competitors with similar skillsets to a certain job in that field. With ever-changing markets, opportunity to enter a new job comes often, but everyone with knowledge in that field is given the same chance. Miller and Slocombe’s article “Preparing Students For the New Reality” speaks on competition between business creating competition for job seekers and employees (19). Students have to work harder to be noticed for a specific job and keep it because another person can easily be more qualified. United States’ students are very confident because our society has prompted us to be. However, as a result, students carry
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