Business Communications Center

Writer's Resources

Why Does It Matter?

Think writing and communications courses were over once you completed the basic prerequisites? Think again.

Most students say they communicate well, but employers often disagree, saying students lack this ability. In fact, for eight years in a row, the National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook survey ranked communications skills as highly as honesty and integrity. Employers said students' writing skills are weak and noted a lack of verbal, listening, and presentation skills among new college grads.

News stories confirm employers value strong communications skills for business grads:

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