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Kinash, S., Crane, L., Schulz, M., Dowling, D., & Knight, C.(2014, April). Improving graduate employability: Strategies from three Universities. Paper presented at Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE), Ireland.

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This paper addresses how educators can best support graduate employability. Employability means that higher education institutions and employers have supported student acquisition of the knowledge, skills and attributes that lead to career success for graduates. Three Australian universities disseminated a pilot call for graduate employability success stories. Educators responded from multiple disciplines and with diverse strategies. Qualitative analysis derived common themes in the strategies employed. The strategy emerging with the greatest frequency was supporting the development of graduate portfolios. The pilot project allowed the research team to refine the data collection methodology from a general call for success stories to the use of directed surveys and interviews

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