Posted by: Gregory Linton | 09/24/2015

Gallup research highlights the crucial role of faculty in preparing graduates for workplace success

What key experiences in college prepare graduates for successful engagement in the workplace? The Gallup-Purdue Index, a study of 30,000 college students, has identified six key experiences (“the Big Six”) that contribute to success in the workplace. Four of the six highlight the key role that professors play in the development and future success of students. Perhaps, this evidence supports the higher quality of education at smaller colleges where that kind of faculty-student interaction is more likely to occur. Unfortunately, the study found that 25% of all college graduates did not experience any of the Big Six while they were in college. It would be interesting to see how many of them attended a large university versus a small school.

Source: Many College Graduates Not Equipped for Workplace Success

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