In this era of multiple skill acquisition, international students who do not develop certain skills before graduation would find it difficult to be employed after graduation. This is because developing skills help in work efficiency and puts them on a better pedestal in executing tasks at hand.
As an international student, you should not relent in developing skills. You can achieve this in a number of ways. If you’re curious about how students can develop skills before graduation, lets Xray them in the following ways:
1. Interning and volunteering
When you complete an internship, you’re qualified to include it in your CV which gives you an entry-level advantage while applying for jobs. You learn both soft and hard skills which come handy when employers need specific skills you possess.
2. Getting involved in public speaking
Public speaking is a skill most students should aspire to develop. You can ensure this by engaging in key campus roles that require you to address fellow students. These roles include Student Union Government, acting as the class representative and also participating in delivering a seminar or paper presentations. These boosts your speaking skills and emboldens you to talk without fear, anywhere.
3. Communication Skills
Another skill that can be developed before graduation is communication skills. Learning to listen, hear and talk are great communication skills every student must develop. This can be helpful when employed to create good interpersonal relationships with colleagues and clients.
4. Engaging in Extracurricular Activities
You must erase the wrong notion that extra-curricular activities are time-wasting and depreciate grades. As long as you balance your study and leisure time, you’re in safe hands. You can join a club or volunteer for causes that require your bonding in teams. This develops teamwork, team spirit and enhances collaboration.
5. Taking up key positions
When students take up key leadership positions within and outside the school, they learn key leadership qualities that are needed in an employment setting. This helps you manage people, critically think about solutions to issues, organise events and man certain positions. Every employer would be happy to have an employee with such qualities.