GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY IN SCIENCE: ACADEMICS’ PERCEPTIONS

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOther

Abstract

Graduate employability is a key issue for higher education as new graduates face a highly competitive and rapidly changing employment sector. To maximise their likelihood of employment, graduates need to be able to demonstrate the skills and attributes most valued by employers. Employers, however, have long criticised the ability of graduates to contribute effectively to the workplace, especially due to a perceived lack of generic skills. This indicates a mismatch between the skills required by employers and those possessed by graduate applicants.
Original languageEnglish
Pages4
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 2017
EventAustralian Conference of Science and Mathematics Education - Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 27 Sep 201729 Sep 2017
Conference number: 23rd
https://web.archive.org/web/20170404060440/http://www.acds-tlcc.edu.au/events/acsme/

Conference

ConferenceAustralian Conference of Science and Mathematics Education
Abbreviated titleACSME 2017
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period27/09/1729/09/17
OtherThe Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME) is for tertiary science and mathematics educators to share ideas and keep up to date.

This conference encompasses biological sciences, chemistry, geosciences, health sciences, information technology, learning and cognitive sciences, mathematics and statistics, molecular and microbial sciences, physics and psychology as well as the various fields of the applied sciences.
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Keywords

  • Graduate employability, generic skills

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Sarkar, M., Overton, T., Thompson, C., & Rayner, G. (2017). GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY IN SCIENCE: ACADEMICS’ PERCEPTIONS. 4. Abstract from Australian Conference of Science and Mathematics Education, Melbourne, Australia.
Sarkar, Mahbub ; Overton, Tina ; Thompson, Christopher ; Rayner, Gerard . / GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY IN SCIENCE : ACADEMICS’ PERCEPTIONS. Abstract from Australian Conference of Science and Mathematics Education, Melbourne, Australia.1 p.
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GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY IN SCIENCE : ACADEMICS’ PERCEPTIONS. / Sarkar, Mahbub; Overton, Tina ; Thompson, Christopher ; Rayner, Gerard .

2017. 4 Abstract from Australian Conference of Science and Mathematics Education, Melbourne, Australia.

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Sarkar M, Overton T, Thompson C, Rayner G. GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY IN SCIENCE: ACADEMICS’ PERCEPTIONS. 2017. Abstract from Australian Conference of Science and Mathematics Education, Melbourne, Australia.