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Pages: 7950-7958
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-8860-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2016.0745

Conference name: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain

EMPLOYABILITY COMPETENCES IN HIGHER EDUCATION: STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS

This paper aims to explore if higher education students perceive that they have developed employability skills while getting their degrees. To do so, a survey was conducted among the students enrolled in the final year of several undergraduate degrees (Business and Management studies, Labor Relations and Human Resources studies, Tourism studies, double degree in Law and Business studies, and double degree in Tourism and Business studies) taught at Universidad de Alicante. The results disclose a number of competences that are considered necessary to improve students’ employability, such as: negotiation skills, detection of opportunities, digital skills, problem-solving skills, public speaking, report writing and languages. Our students believe that a university degree is significant but not a determinant factor to get a job, and that having working experience is more important. They consider, therefore, that they should be given the opportunity to engage in more practical settings, such as training programs, while pursuing their degrees.
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author = {Fern{\'{a}}ndez S{\'{a}}nchez, J.A. and de Juana Espinosa, S. and Sabater Sempere, V. and Tar{\'{i}} Guill{\'{o}}, J.J. and Vald{\'{e}}s Conca, J. and Bernat Gonz{\'{a}}lez, A. and Serrano Torregrosa, F.},
title = {EMPLOYABILITY COMPETENCES IN HIGHER EDUCATION: STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS},
series = {8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN16 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-8860-4},
issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2016.0745},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2016.0745},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {4-6 July, 2016},
year = {2016},
pages = {7950-7958}}
TY - CONF
AU - J.A. Fernández Sánchez AU - S. de Juana Espinosa AU - V. Sabater Sempere AU - J.J. Tarí Guilló AU - J. Valdés Conca AU - A. Bernat González AU - F. Serrano Torregrosa
TI - EMPLOYABILITY COMPETENCES IN HIGHER EDUCATION: STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS
SN - 978-84-608-8860-4/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2016.0745
PY - 2016
Y1 - 4-6 July, 2016
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN16 Proceedings
SP - 7950
EP - 7958
ER -
J.A. Fernández Sánchez, S. de Juana Espinosa, V. Sabater Sempere, J.J. Tarí Guilló, J. Valdés Conca, A. Bernat González, F. Serrano Torregrosa (2016) EMPLOYABILITY COMPETENCES IN HIGHER EDUCATION: STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS, EDULEARN16 Proceedings, pp. 7950-7958.
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