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Suggested Courses to Develop Skills that Prospective Employers Want

If you are trying to strengthen particular skills, certain courses may be helpful. The following list is based on courses offered on our campus and some of the skills they emphasize.

  1. Knowing how to learn
  2. Competence in reading, writing, and computational skills
  3. Communication skills
  4. Self-management skills
  5. Adaptability
  6. Group interactional skills
  7. Influence skills

The following courses might be particularly helpful for careers in the following specific areas:

  1. Business
  2. Human Services

Again: the list is somewhat arbitrary and depends upon how courses are structured at your particular institution. The deeper point is this: College courses prepare you for employment not just by "teaching a subject" but by developing skills which might be applied in many different ways. The skills orientation can help students think in useful ways about how different courses can help them.

APA-style reference for this page:

Lloyd, M. A., Kennedy, J. H., & Dewey, R.A. (1997, August 28). Suggested courses to develop skills that prospective employers want. [Online]. Available:

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