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Experiential Learning in Higher Education: Implications for Improving Employability of FCS Graduates

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The purpose of this study was to examine graduates' perceptions of transferable employment skills received as a result of experiential learning. Participants (n 205) included college alumni at a Midwestern university who had participated in the experiential learning areas of study abroad programs and/or internships. A questionnaire was developed based on the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) report to investigate skills and competencies needed to be successful in the workforce (U.S. Department of Labor, 2000). Respondents were satisfied with the impact experiential learning had on their personal growth, professional growth, and their ability to gain employment.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 2014

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