The Employer vs. New Grad Disconnect

​College freshmen may be unaware that there is a growing disconnect between what college professors will teach them and what their first time employers will expect them to do. And that means many new grads—despite applying themselves academically and graduating with, on average, $38,390 in loan debt—will be unemployed, underemployed or struggling professionally, even if they land a job in their chosen field.

In this five-part series, SHRM online writer/editor Dana Wilkie examines college degree-holders' readiness for work, what universities are teaching their students and whether employers want too much from the newest workers.


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