2012 Winter Forum: Employability

  • Forum magazine
  • Publication date
    December 2012
  • Topics
    • Learning, teaching & curriculum
    • Student experience

Theme: Employability

Should your institution be doing more to help students find the right job when they graduate? In this issue, employability is explored from a variety of viewpoints. The EAIE Dublin 2012 conference report is presented, including an interview with Keynote Speaker, Sugata Mitra.

Table of contents

04 Editorial – Michael Cooper

06 Internationalisation and employability: are we missing a trick? – Elspeth Jones (*Editor's pick)

10 Eastern promise – Rachael Merola
The rise of Asia

12 How can universities deliver job-ready graduates? – Paul Blackmore

15 Internships as a bridge to deeper engagement – Irene Sheridan, Colm Barry-Murphy & Daithi Fallon
Create winning partnerships

18 Should employability be the main goal of universities? – Pushpinder Bhatia
Retaining academic standards

24 Employer Q&A
Defining the ideal graduate

26 How do students value international experience? – Emanuel Alfranseder & Julia Fellinger
The Erasmus Student Network Survey

29 Improve the employability of your students
10 things you can do

31 Perspectives – Adam John Newton
A graduate’s view on study abroad

32 Turning the page – EAIE
An interview with Gudrun Paulsdottir

36 Enrich your EAIE Istanbul experience
Top 10 city highlights

40 EAIE takes Dublin by storm
The conference evaluation

47 Twitter fountain
Your conference tweets

48 A time for debate
Dialogue reflections

52 Sugata Mitra – Elise Kuurstra & Sarah Fencott
An interview with the futuristic professor

57 2012 EAIE Winners
Award winners, medal winners and more

61 Thank you
To our partner and sponsors

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