In recent years, higher education has emphasized teaching technical skills and the STEM disciples. However, if universities underemphasize teaching humanities and social sciences courses students may lack the professional skills, such as critical thinking, communicating, and writing that employers are searching for.
Here's what employers believe about critical thinking:
- most important soft skill (over 60% of employers agree)
- more important than a students’ major (93% agree)
- most commonly lacking skill in new hires (62% agree)
Our new ebook explores how humanities and social sciences courses are preparing your students to be career ready — and succeed after college. Hear from professionals in a range of companies from USA Today to Brooklyn Botanic Garden — get their insight on bridging the skills gap.