College students think they’re ready for the work force. Employers aren’t so sure.
The Chronicle of Higher Education - 01/20/2015
The survey is hardly the first evidence that employers don’t think college graduates are adequately prepared. A 2014 study from Bentley University found that both employers and recent college graduates themselves believe graduates are not prepared for their first jobs.
A Gallup study released in the same year found that employers doubt colleges produce students with the skills that meet their needs. And Northeastern University’s Innovation Imperative survey, released last April, found that 54 percent of “c-suite executives” think higher education in the United States lags behind that of other countries in preparing students for the work force.