First Advisor

Carolyn Tarr

Second Advisor

Cristin Lasser

Third Advisor

Nina Miller

Thesis Committee Member(s)

Carolyn Tarr, Cristin Lasser, and Nina Miller


Nina Miller


Regis College

Degree Name

Master of Development Practice


Regis University

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

55 pages


On a global level, three out of four employers claim to have difficulty finding university graduates with the soft skills companies need, and educators agree. The soft skills gap is also a massive challenge in Rwanda, as researches show that recent graduates struggle to enter the job market and find decent employment upon graduation due to a lack of practical exposure and experience with soft skills. This paper explores a career readiness program that aims at bridging the communication soft skills gap between university graduates and entry-level professional careers to increase the number of employed graduates from local institutions. The program was developed based on the author’s years of experience in education, information from literature review, and research from university graduates, educators, and private programs.

Date of Award

Spring 2022

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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