A Study Regarding the Gap between the Industry and Academia Expectations for College Student's Employability

F. M. Sui, J. C. Chang, H. C. Hsiao, S. C. Chen, D. C. Chen

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Abstract

Cultivating the employability of students is one goal of the pursuit of higher education. In order to improve the performance of university education, the employability of graduates must be enhanced. The purpose of this study is to find the industry and academia's views on employability expected of graduates and the gap between the industry and academia in order to put forward suggestions for improvement, with the focus groups method as the research method. Research results show: The industry attaches greater importance to employability. The 'specific skill and knowledge related abilities' dimension includes 'computer skills (word processing, professional software application and program writing)', and 'applying rules and regulations'; the 'general abilities' dimension includes 'working under pressure'; the 'behavior/attitude qualities' dimension includes 'initiative', 'adaptability', 'loyalty, integrity', and 'tolerance, appreciation of different points of view'.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2018
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1573-1577
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538667866
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 9
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2018 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 2018 Dec 162018 Dec 19

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
Volume2019-December
ISSN (Print)2157-3611
ISSN (Electronic)2157-362X

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2018
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period18-12-1618-12-19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Sui, F. M., Chang, J. C., Hsiao, H. C., Chen, S. C., & Chen, D. C. (2019). A Study Regarding the Gap between the Industry and Academia Expectations for College Student's Employability. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2018 (pp. 1573-1577). [8607269] (IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management; Vol. 2019-December). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEEM.2018.8607269