Academic skills "highly transferable" to workplace

April 1, 2016

Academic skills are highly transferable to the workplace, writes Linda White for the Toronto Sun, but students often don’t realize what skills they’ve developed through their education alone. “A lot of students come to our resumé writing workshop and say they don’t have any skills or experience to put on their resumé because they’ve never worked,” says York University Manager of Career Development Dianne Twombly, “but that’s simply not true.” White explains that many students develop the communication, information management, and problem solving skills that have been identified by the Conference Board of Canada as essential skills for the workforce. She encourages students to showcase these skills alongside other experiences on a skills-based resumé. Toronto Sun