Campus News

Survey: Perception gap exists between students, employers

A report released by the Association of American Colleges and Universities found that while college students believe they are equipped with the skills for the workforce, employers feel differently.

The study surveyed 613 current college students and 400 executives in businesses and nonprofits.

According to the survey, employers believed recent college graduates were lacking in areas of written communication (27 percent of employers said students were prepared), oral communication (28 percent), working with others in a team (37 percent) and ethical judgment and decision-making (30 percent).

A majority of students said they were prepared in these areas.