Presentation on theme: "Your graduate attributes. Why did you come to University?"— Presentation transcript:
Your graduate attributes
Why did you come to University?
The social life?
To study a subject you love?
To become more independent?
What about to get a good job?
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
At University… You are exposed to challenging ideas and perspectives
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
At University… You write essays and reports
(…a lot of essays and reports)
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
At University… You spend hour upon hour in the library
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
At University… You can get involved in societies, sports and volunteering
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
Why are graduates so employable? We call these desirable skills, qualities and abilities our graduate attributes.
Forget about jobs for a minute.
Developing your graduate attributes… Makes you a better student
Developing your graduate attributes… Prepares you for whatever comes next
Developing your graduate attributes… Will help you get the most out of university