“Companies across the U.S. say it is becoming increasingly difficult to find applicants who can communicate clearly, take initiative, problem-solve and get along with co- workers,” reports the Wall Street Journal.
Those traits, often called soft skills, can make the difference between a standout employee and one who just gets by. While such skills have always appealed to employers, decades-long shifts in the economy have made them especially crucial now.
Students who come to The Great Connections Seminars make deep progress in developing these critical skills. Great Connections 2016 student Saulo Maciel, junior in Communications from Campo Grande, Brazil put it succinctly: “I learned more here in one week than in ten years at school.”