When hiring recent college graduates, employers say they place the greatest priority on a demonstrated proficiency in skills and knowledge that cut across majors. Written and oral communication skills, teamwork skills, ethical decision-making, critical thinking skills, and the ability to apply knowledge in real-world settings are the most highly valued among the 17 skills and knowledge areas tested.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Falling Short? College Learning and Career Success | Association of American Colleges & Universities