Why take this course?

Do you feel that you are equipped to master the skills that are required in the workplace? Do you have a strong professional network to help you get a job in the industry of your choosing? If these questions have been plaguing you, you are not alone!

A 2016 study by PayScale found the following skills missing from recent graduates (as reported by management) [5]:

Hard Skills Gap:

  • Writing Proficiency
  • Public Speaking
  • Data Analysis (Excel, Tableau, etc.)

Soft Skills Gap:

  • Critical Thinking / Problem Solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication
  • Ownership
  • Leadership
  • Interpersonal skills/teamwork
  • Grit
  • Curiosity

Additional soft skills defined by Deloitte [6] as career readiness:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Confidence & motivation
  • Strong ethics/integrity
  • Subject matter expertise
  • Resilience 
  • Time management
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Responsible for digital and social media behavior
  • Global information
  • “Smart” information consumption (i.e. evaluating accuracy & integrity)

As you can see there is a clear gap between what is being taught in college and what the employers expect when they hire recent graduates. The CBE developed this program to help close this "gap" and give our students a competitive edge when they graduate to ensure that they are ready to hit the ground running in today's modern workplace. Some of our previous guest speakers range from Fortune 100 companies, C-Suite executives, and experts in their field. In addition, this program is designed to have our students to walk away with "tangible" experience and will teach them how to create a personal budget, obtain FREE Tableau software and learn how to build a dashboard, and much more! Lastly, this class does not meet every week (6 times per semester for the 1 unit-courses and 12 times for the 2-unit courses) and is only open to sophomores and junior CBE students taking 15 units per semester. REGISTER in GET today before it is too late!



[5] https://www.payscale.com/data-packages/job-skills
[6] https://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/Deloitte/global/Documents/About-Deloitte/gx-2018-millennial-survey-report.pdf