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Otterbein in the News

Otterbein's students, alumni and faculty are doing great things, both on and off campus! Below you will find a variety of stories that news outlets have written about Otterbein's people, programs and events. Click on the headlines to read the full stories at their source websites. 

Meeting employers’ expectations in higher ed: Programming prioritizes soft skills students need to flourish in workplace

September 01, 2015
Ryan Brechbill, University Business

The Association of American Colleges and Universities recently delivered a wake-up call to both students and administrators about how well prepared college graduates are for the world of work.

The survey, which was completed by both college students and employers with more than 25 employees, showed students consistently rated themselves as “well prepared” when employers thought otherwise.

As with most survey data, the gap analysis tells the story. In most every category, students rated themselves at least 25 percentage points higher than employers. For example, 66 percent of students said they were well prepared critical thinkers, but only 26 percent of employers agreed.

Read more of this op ed from Ryan Brechbill, director of Otterbein's Center for Career and Professional Development, in University Business.

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