A Classroom Experience That Builds the Top Skills Employers Want
National surveys routinely list the skills employers look for in new college graduates. This article describes a classroom activity that helps build those skills in your students but does not require dedicating your whole course to the effort. Guests from the business world visit class for only 1 hour and bring real problems for the students to work on while the client visits. Students must quickly analyze the client’s situation, develop possible solutions in a team and time-pressured environment, and then present their ideas to the guest within that hour. Nine iterations during the semester seems to be enough.
Smith, Kirk. (2016). "A Classroom Experience That Builds the Top Skills Employers Want". Management Teaching Review, 1(2), 73-78. https://doi.org/10.1177/2379298116633870