Student perceptions of employability skills
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[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The purpose of this study was to assess the employability skills of students and recent graduates from the University of Missouri's Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department. Employers are growing wary of incoming graduates that lack transferable skills (Yorke, 2006). Therefore, it is necessary for higher education institutions to assess student learning and see where improvements can be made. The participants in this study perceived that the following skills were in need of curriculum enhancement: "making decisions on the basis of thorough analysis of a situation," "communicating ideas verbally to peers," "identifying the essential components of a problem" and "resolving conflicts". Studies of this nature will continue to be performed by the University of Missouri's Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department in order to assess and improve student learning
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