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The SAGE Handbook of Graduate Employability

The SAGE Handbook of Graduate Employability

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May 2023 | 624 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This Handbook brings together the latest research on graduate employability into one authoritative volume. Dedicated parts guide readers through topics, key issues and debates relating to delivering, facilitating, achieving and evaluating graduate employability. Chapters offer critical and reflective positions, providing examples of a range of student and graduate destinations, and cover a wide range of topics from employability development, to discipline differences, gender, race and inclusion issues, entrepreneurialism, and beyond.

Showcasing positions and voices from diverse communities, industries, political spheres and cultural landscape, this book will support the research of students, researchers and practitioners across a broad range of social science areas.

Part I Facilitating and Achieving Graduate Employability

Part II Segmenting Graduate Employability: Subject by Subject Considerations

Part III Graduate Employability and Inclusion

Part IV Country and Regional Differences

Part V Policy Makers' and Employers' Perceptions on Graduate Employability

Tania Broadley, Yuzhuo Cai, Miriam Firth, Emma Hunt, John Neugebauer
Editors' Introduction
Part I: Facilitating and Achieving Graduate Employability
Part I Introduction
Hugo Gaggiotti, Selen Kars-Unluoglu and Carol Jarvis
Chapter 1: Learning through Uncertainty: Team Learning and the Development of Entrepreneurial Mindset
Yulia Shumilova and Yuzhuo Cai
Chapter 2: Employability Entrepreneurship for Leveraging Employability Capitals
Holly Prescott
Chapter 3: Beyond the Data: Navigating the Struggles of Post-PhD Employability
Lydia Lauder and Victoria Crowe
Chapter 4: Quality Assurance in University Careers Guidance – A Student Voice case study from the Open University
Vicki Harvey
Chapter 5: The Student Voice in Employability within Tertiary Business and Management Education
Gemma Dale
Chapter 6: LinkedIn and Beyond- Social Media and Employability
Marília Durão, Carlos Costa, Maria João Carneiro and Mónica Segovia-Pérez
Chapter 7: Transitions from Education to Work: Impacts on perceived employability in Tourism and Hospitality
Jenny Chen
Chapter 8: Ready to Get On Board? Facilitating Role Transition of New Graduates
Part II: Segmenting Graduate Employability: Subject by Subject Considerations
Part II Introduction
Louise Glover, Joan Upson and Kate Campbell-Pilling
Chapter 9: Integrated, Holistic, and Inclusive: A Law School Employability and Skills Model Working to Maximise Opportunity and Support for All
Ken Fox
Chapter 10: We Need to Talk about Albert
Alison Walker
Chapter 11: Through Others We Become Ourselves: How Service-Learning Develops Graduate Identity
Fiona Cosson and Kate Terkanian
Chapter 12: The Graduate Project: A Model for Embedded Employability in Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Education
Janice Scarinci, Josephine Pryce, K Thirumaran
Chapter 13: Informing Curriculum: Graduate Employability Skills for the Tourism and Hospitality Industry in Australia During a Pandemic
Rebecca Spooner-Lane, Kathy Jordan, John Buchanan, and Tania Broadley
Chapter 14: The Teaching Performing Assessment (TPA) and its Impact on Graduates’ Preparedness for Employment
Part III: Graduate Employability and Inclusion
Part III Introduction
Sarah Flynn, Anna Levett, and Judith Baines
Chapter 15: Working Towards Equitable Outcomes for all Through Embedding Activities in the Curriculum
Keren Coney
Chapter 16: Supporting the Employability of Neurodivergent Graduates
Iwi Ugiagbe-Green
Chapter 17: Centring Racialised Experiences of Black Students to Mitigate Bias within Graduate Labour Recruitment and Selection Processes
Richard Mendez
Chapter 18: Mind the Gap: Efforts to Narrow the Graduate Employment Gap for London Students from Low Participation Neighbourhoods
Dawn Bennett, Paul Koshy, and Ian Li
Chapter 19: Are Higher Education Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds More or Less Confident than their Peers?
Ricky Gee
Chapter 20: Critical ‘Employability’ within the Realms of Sociology – a Movement Toward ‘Social Justice’
Part IV: Country and Regional Differences
Part IV Introduction
Robert Coelen
Chapter 21: The Impact of International Student Mobility on Employability
Jessica Schueller and Filiz Keser Aschenberger
Chapter 22: Transnational, Multinational, Binational? The Role of International Education in Human Capital Development for Graduate Employability
Belgin Okay-Somerville, Daria Luchinskaya, Pauline Anderson, Scott Hurrell & Dora Scholarios
Chapter 23: Graduate Employability During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dian Liu and Siyang Kong
Chapter 24: Graduate Employability and Labour Market Relevance of Norwegian Higher Education: Perspectives from Students
Bob Gilworth
Chapter 25: Starting Points and Journeys: Employability Strategy in a Data-Rich Environment
Part V: Policy Makers' and Employers' Perceptions on Graduate Employability
Part V Introduction
Yuzhuo Cai and Michael Tomlinson
Chapter 26: A Renewed Analytical Framework for Understanding Employers’ Perceptions of Graduate Employability: Integration of Capital and Institutionalist Perspectives
Katie McAllister
Chapter 27: Higher Education Provider (HEI) Considerations to Support the Creation of Alliances with Small and Medium Sized Businesses (SMEs)
Catherine O’Connor
Chapter 28: A Living Agenda: The Role of Local Policy In Employability
David F. J. Campbell, Attila Pausits and Seamus Needham
Chapter 29: The Role of Dual Education in Graduate Employability: the Comparison between Europe and South Africa
Vianna Renaud and Stephanie Delaunay
Chapter 30: All On The Same Page: The Impact and Importance Of Professional Associations to Graduate Employability

Few would argue against the notion of higher education being committed to developing students’ employability – a notion that implies the capability to function productively in a complex, interconnected and continually evolving world. Some graduates will choose to work locally and perhaps individually, whereas others will collaborate in teams that are national or international in character. The subject(s) chosen for study necessarily influence the emphases given to aspects of employability – consider the different expectations of graduates from programmes in fine art, social science and medicine, for example. This book, importantly, invites readers to consider employability from the perspectives of students, teachers and the world beyond the academy, and to work with an approach appropriate to their particular circumstances.

Mantz Yorke
Formerly Director of Quality Enhancement at the Higher Education Quality Council and Professor of Higher Education at Liverpool John Moores University

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