Forming hard and soft skills for university graduates employability enhancement

Inna Krakovetskaya, Anastasiia Dalibozhko, Inga Slesarenko

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Abstract

The paper discusses theoretical and practical approaches to forming hard and soft skills required for university graduates` employability enhancement. It is revealed that students` entrepreneurial environment being formed within the university provides further possibilities to develop professional and social and personal competences in students, it also influences students` self-identification as well as their motivational predisposition to professional performance. Based on the results of the conducted questionnaire surveys among students involved in innovative entrepreneurial track of the university (in international programme Enactus, in particular) the viability of students` work in social and entrepreneurial projects is justified from the point of view of acquiring unique real life experience, development of strong business and leadership abilities, sense of responsibility and commitment to serve the society.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 31st International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2018
Subtitle of host publicationInnovation Management and Education Excellence through Vision 2020
EditorsKhalid S. Soliman
PublisherInternational Business Information Management Association, IBIMA
Pages2454-2466
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780999855102
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event31st International Business Information Management Association Conference: Innovation Management and Education Excellence through Vision 2020, IBIMA 2018 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 25 Apr 201826 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 31st International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2018: Innovation Management and Education Excellence through Vision 2020

Conference

Conference31st International Business Information Management Association Conference: Innovation Management and Education Excellence through Vision 2020, IBIMA 2018
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period25.4.1826.4.18

Keywords

  • Competitiveness
  • Employability
  • Enactus
  • Graduates
  • Hard skills
  • Soft skills
  • Students` entrepreneurship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management Information Systems

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