Graduate employability: Students’ perceptions on their preparedness for future work
2013 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
The aim of this article is to analyse students’ perception on their preparedness for future work, i.e., how employable they see themselves being after graduation. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 40 university students in Rwanda, and the interviews were thematically analysed. The analysis generated three themes, knowledge not specific to the profession; experience of professional practice; and international experience as central for students’ future success in securing a good job, effective functioning and remaining employable. One key contribution of this study is the argument that English, the students’ second language, is perceived as needed for employability, not only in the international arena but also in Rwanda.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Employability, university students, Rwanda higher education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-88312OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-88312DiVA: diva2:602167