Bridging Soft Skills Gap Between University Graduates and Entry-level Professional Careers in Kigali, Rwanda
Thesis Committee Member(s)
Carolyn Tarr, Cristin Lasser, and Nina Miller
Master of Development Practice
Thesis - Open Access
Number of 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
Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)
© Audrine Iradukunda
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Iradukunda, Audrine MDP, "Bridging Soft Skills Gap Between University Graduates and Entry-level Professional Careers in Kigali, Rwanda" (2022). Regis University Student Publications (comprehensive collection). 1055.
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