Community experiences can build core professional skills.
Many parents are concerned that higher education will not do enough to help their child successfully enter the workforce. Most parents see “getting a good job” and being “career centered” as being the focus for their child to attend college.
But today’s college students are preparing for more than a job. They are preparing to be civic-minded professionals, and community experiences an give them an edge in the working world – as well as help them lead lives of meaning and purpose.
Community experiences build professionals skills, employability, and career readiness. Students can learn:
- Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Knowledge of larger trends and issues
- The ability to work in teams and across difference
- Intercultural skills and an understanding of societies in the U.S. and beyond
- The ability to apply knowledge beyond the classroom