There are many reasons. But this report focuses on the unexpected ones, such as the lack of soft skills like interpersonal communication, office relations, critical thinking – i.e., skills that are likely to be developed and enhanced by studying the humanities. Also missing is the internship experience.
“One thing that does appear to make a difference is internships, according to a Harris Interactive survey of
more than 2,000 college students and 1,000 hiring managers on behalf of
textbook company Chegg: more than 80% of employers want new grads they
hire to have completed a formal internship, but only 8% of students say
interning in a field related to their major is something they spend a
lot of time doing. Instead, the top extracurricular activities are
hanging out with friends, working in an unrelated job and eating out.”