How can university help develop your soft skills?
Skills such as listening, collaborating with others, presenting ideas and communicating are all highly valued in today’s workplaces. While you’re studying at university, you might be focusing on developing technical knowledge, but you’ll also be improving these key soft skills.
Even if your career moves in an unexpected direction in the future, your soft skills will be transferable across industries. For example, the communication skills you develop while training to become a nurse could also come in handy if you decide to move into teaching down the track.
When choosing a university course, remember that all Deakin courses are designed to develop key employability skills such as communication, critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and digital literacy, in addition to up-to-date specialist skills in the field of study. Deakin educates its students for the jobs and skills of the future with courses that are highly personal, engaging and include relevant, practical learning experiences.