Every college student has probably heard how important it is to get real-world experience during their college career before joining the workforce. While this statement is certainly true, some students might not know how to get the unique experience employers are looking for. Others might simply hop on the summer job wagon and expect that experience to be enough to prove themselves on a job application (it’s often not).
Statistics from a recent Northeastern study prove this point. The vast majority of CEOs surveyed said U.S. colleges did not adequately prepare students for the global workforce: The results indicated 87% of CEOs believe college graduates lack job skills critical for success, 89% believe universities should incorporate more entrepreneurship education and 97% say universities should provide experiential learning.