Most students feel college only partially prepared them for careers, study says

October 22, 2015

A new study of nearly 8,000 current and former students in 14 countries has revealed that less than a tenth of students feel fully prepared by their PSE for their career. However, about two thirds said that they felt prepared to some degree by their institution. The survey noted that while about a tenth of college students felt that college was fully preparing them for their careers, half of that number felt the same after entering the work force. “Beyond the liberal arts, higher education is being asked to ensure students have mastered competencies that lead to careers in their fields,” explained Jared Stein. “It’s becoming increasingly clear that students must also develop the skills and habits for self-directed, lifelong learning.” Inside Higher Ed | Instructure