Texas A&M: A New Approach to College & Career Success
The graduates of Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School (MBS) are certainly in demand, but this year the school is implementing an innovative new program to make their graduates even more prepared to contribute on day one.
With 60% of hiring managers saying that recent college graduates do not have the necessary critical thinking and problem solving skills and 44% saying graduates lack writing proficiency, MBS faculty knew they needed to bridge the gap between the business knowledge students develop and their ability to apply it in school and the workforce.
The Solution: MBS is using CAE's CLA+ and SSA+ performance-based assessments to evaluate the critical thinking, problem solving, and written communication skills of their students. CAE is also providing MBS with instructional materials and professional learning so instructors can help their students build these in-demand career skills by putting them into practice in their course work.