Faculty should learn new skills to prepare students for the job market: Opinion


Faculty need to learn new skills and approaches so that they can prepare students for jobs, writes Rachel Toor. Toor writes that academics are often so accustomed to teaching the way they were taught that they miss the opportunity to prepare students for the job market with relevant projects and the development of essential skills. The author encourages faculty to shift their mindsets to recognize that they may have a knowledge gap in understanding today’s employment climate and what it takes for students to secure non-academic careers. Toor further encourages faculty to teach students about career-related topics such as AI screening processes, networking, how to translate their experiences, and how to tailor their resumes.

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