Study of Alumni Engagement and its Relationship to University Curriculum Reforming

Nanda, Hanjar Ikrima and Putri, Sheila Febriani and Putri, Dhika Maha and Ermayda, Ria Zulkha and Palil, Mohd. Rizal (2021) Study of Alumni Engagement and its Relationship to University Curriculum Reforming. In: ICE-BEES 2020, 22-23 July 2020, Semarang, Indonesia.

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The need for labor after Covid-19 pandemic continues to increase the need for professional human resources. Human resources are required to be skilled in adapting to the new normal conditions, including in terms of work. Working skill is not only determined by academic, but also affected by emotional intelligence, especially soft skills. One of the efforts to optimize the soft skills of prospective graduates is through the role of alumni. The engagement of alumni in the development of education is considered important to provide learning that is relevant to the current era. Alumni, as experienced parties in the world of work, certainly understand very well what skills a prospective employee need. Based on this matter, universities are required to produce graduates who are able to answer challenges in the world of work. Through data collected by interviews and discussion with alumni who had worked, this research described the most needed soft skills in the business industry include, (1) communication skill; (2) leadership; (3) personal skill; (4) creative skill; and (5) interpersonal skill. In addition, this study also found the need for training designs related to soft skills. Training would be given by alumni who had experience in working. We believe that the design of this training by alumni will help universities in producing graduates who are able to adapt to the world of work in the new normal era.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: alumni curriculum human resources soft skills training design
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2021 13:51
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2021 13:51

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