This article is about the effects of student-community engagement on the employment prospects of graduates. Its aims are to critically examine the reasons for the belief that student-community engagement enhances graduate employability and to assess the strength of the case for that belief. The article seeks to contribute to the development of a theory of how student-community engagement affects graduate employability. It offers a 'knowledge, skills and attitudes' framework for student-community engagement that can be related to graduate employability. It concludes with lessons to ensure enhance the contribution of that student-community engagement contributes to the employment progression of students when they graduate.to graduate employability.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2011|
Bibliographical note© Millican & Bourner, 2011. The definitive, peer reviewed and edited version of this article is published in Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 13, 2, 68-85, 2011, http://dx.doi.org/10.5456/WPLL.13.2.68.
- graduate unemployment
- student-community engagement
- service learning
- student volunteering
- community-based projects
- social capital