Tuesday, November 3, 2015
The Chronicle of Higher Education published an analysis [click here] of recent studies showing hiring managers' disappointment with the unsatisfactory skill sets of recent college graduates. Given that you are in college now, what lessons can you learn from this article? What can you do now, in college, to position yourself to impress rather than depress your future employers? Assignment: On a paper copy of the article mentioned above, underline three specific complaints that hiring managers are reported as making about recent college graduates. In the margins near each complaint underlined, write a sentence of what, specifically, you will do to prevent yourself from becoming a similarly poorly-prepared job applicant after your own graduation. This assignment is designed to help you identify key elements of an argument and respond to them. Due: Thursday, 11/5, at the beginning of class.