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1 Your graduate attributes

2 Why did you come to University?

3 The social life?

4 To study a subject you love?

5 To become more independent?

6 What about to get a good job?

7 Why are graduates so employable? Being a graduate demonstrates: – Intelligence and ability to learn – Commitment to a long-term goal – Independence and personal responsibility Students develops skills that are highly valued in the workplace

8 At University… You are exposed to challenging ideas and perspectives

9 Employers look for… – The ability to grasp issues and key points quickly – Independent voices and critical thinkers – An ability to see issues from multiple perspectives

10 At University… You write essays and reports

11 (…a lot of essays and reports)

12 Employers look for… – Effective communicators with excellent writing skills – The ability to persuade and set out a logical argument – The ability to work to deadline and specification

13 At University… You spend hour upon hour in the library

14 Employers look for… – The ability to carry out basic research and locate information – Independent workers who can self-manage and stay on task – Flexible professionals who adapt their hours to the business

15 At University… You can get involved in societies, sports and volunteering

16 Employers look for… – Employees who work well in teams and show leadership potential – Organised individuals who can manage their time effectively – Interesting, outgoing individuals who can add to a friendly workplace

17 Why are graduates so employable? We call these desirable skills, qualities and abilities our graduate attributes.

18 Forget about jobs for a minute.

19 Developing your graduate attributes… Makes you a better student

20 Developing your graduate attributes… Prepares you for whatever comes next

21 Developing your graduate attributes… Will help you get the most out of university

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