Using data to better understand employability skills in relation to business school aspirations

Sophie Lindsay

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


The presentation focuses on the employability skills of business students & employer perceptions of these skills in an increasingly globalized world. Host evaluations & student self-evaluations are utilized to explore perceptions of skill levels across key employability areas, as well as the aspired cultivation of global and effective citizenship. Employability skill areas where host and student self-ratings are significantly difference are discussed i.e., organization and planning, oral communication, presentation skills & integrated business knowledge. Interestingly, no significant differences were found between host and self-evaluation across characteristics that contribute to the development of global & effective citizenship, which is a key graduate attribute of the university. This topic is of international relevance and will stimulate the audience to reflect on the enhancement of employability skills & cultivation of global & effective citizenship in university graduates.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventGlobal Internship Conference 2019 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 2 Jul 20195 Oct 2019
Conference number: 8th


ConferenceGlobal Internship Conference 2019
Abbreviated titleCIG 2019
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand

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