The Association of American Colleges & Universities released a report last month, “Falling Short? College Learning and Career Success,” which found nearly all employers, 91 percent of those surveyed, agreed that for career success, “a candidate’s demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly and solve complex problems is more important than his or her undergraduate major.”

When hiring recent graduates, employers most highly valued skills and knowledge that cut across majors, including written and oral communication, teamwork skills, ethical decision making, critical thinking and the ability to apply knowledge in real-world settings.

via Employers seek grads with ‘soft skills’ more than specific majors – Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com.

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