Event Title

Soft Communication Skills

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

21-4-2014 2:00 PM

End Date

21-4-2014 3:30 PM

Student's Major

Construction Management

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Matthew Durand

Mentor's Department

Construction Management

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

Improving one’s soft communication skills should be a major goal for every student here at Minnesota State University, Mankato and everywhere else. The problem is that many students do not know what they can do to improve their soft skills. They also might not know what types of communication skills are most useful to them in the field of their respective careers. Students often confuse whether they have to do exercises or have to take classes to gain these soft skills. Also they’re struggling to know how these skills can be used to maximize their potential in the workforce. All employers today are looking for recent graduates’ with the best soft skills. Employers send their hiring managers to pick the best of college graduates through face to face communication. While doing this these hiring managers will most likely be picking the students with the greatest soft communication skills. There are no guidelines for these soft communication skills but it is easy understand the basic guidelines that would make things easier for them to communicate with the hiring managers. In the light of all of these circumstances it would be very beneficial to both students and employees to learn more about the most common soft communication skill that can contribute to their success in the workplace and in their daily life.

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Apr 21st, 2:00 PM Apr 21st, 3:30 PM

Soft Communication Skills

CSU Ballroom

Improving one’s soft communication skills should be a major goal for every student here at Minnesota State University, Mankato and everywhere else. The problem is that many students do not know what they can do to improve their soft skills. They also might not know what types of communication skills are most useful to them in the field of their respective careers. Students often confuse whether they have to do exercises or have to take classes to gain these soft skills. Also they’re struggling to know how these skills can be used to maximize their potential in the workforce. All employers today are looking for recent graduates’ with the best soft skills. Employers send their hiring managers to pick the best of college graduates through face to face communication. While doing this these hiring managers will most likely be picking the students with the greatest soft communication skills. There are no guidelines for these soft communication skills but it is easy understand the basic guidelines that would make things easier for them to communicate with the hiring managers. In the light of all of these circumstances it would be very beneficial to both students and employees to learn more about the most common soft communication skill that can contribute to their success in the workplace and in their daily life.

Recommended Citation

Medin, Logan and Abdullahi Abdulle. "Soft Communication Skills." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 21, 2014.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2014/poster_session_B/16