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Developing Employment Capacity: the Impact of Academic Student Organization on the Student’s Core Competencies


Dr. Nita Thomas and Dr. S. Boopathy
Abstract

The purpose of this research is to understand the relationship between developing employment capacity with the enhanced core competencies by participating in student body organizations while pursuing their undergraduate degree program. This research aims at understanding the Communication Skills of the Student’s Core Competencies that are affected by their participation in the student organizations. This research aims at understanding the overall Character Development of the student by their participation in the student organizations. This research aims at understanding the Critical Thinking skills of the student’s core competencies that are affected by their participation in the student organizations. This research aims at understanding the Career Development skills of the student’s core competencies that are affected by their participation in the student organizations. This research aims at understanding how the development in the students core competencies help in improving the student’s employment capacity. This is an empirical study carried out using primary and secondary methods of data collection. Literature of relevant topics were gathered and studied to assist in the study. A questionnaire was circulated to 350 respondents in order to gather information. This study shows that the students who are actively involved in student organizations develop core competencies that help them during employment. The study has proved the students develop better skills which are very useful for their life. The limitations of the study are that all the students do not develop similar skills because they play various different roles in the student organizations. Some students are less involved and the research does not take into consideration the degree of involvement. The study aims to ultimately create a system that measures the students’ performance and involvement in the organizations. The university can motivate students and encourage them to be more enthusiastic about participating in student organizations.

Volume 12 | 03-Special Issue

Pages: 313-326

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12SP3/20201267