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UWindsor ranks well in preparing grads for the workforce

According to a recent poll of Canadian employers, UWindsor is among the top institutions in the country when it comes to preparing students for the workplace.

Times Higher Education released its sixth annual Global University Employability Ranking last week. Of the nearly 100 universities in Canada, 30 institutions were ranked by recruiters based on graduates’ level of workplace readiness. UWindsor placed 21st on the list.

“Graduate employability is a key measure of a university’s ability to produce career-ready graduates across all disciplines,” says Chris Busch, acting executive director of Co-op, Career, and Employment Services. “Our group is very proud of this result and works hard to ensure students and alumni live up to our institution’s reputation with employers.”

Busch says the office is equipped to help faculty and staff create career-building opportunities for students, both in and outside the classroom. Its experts in career planning are available to speak to classes on discipline-specific employment strategies and can advise on creating work-integrated learning or experiential education initiatives.

“We all have a role to play in preparing UWindsor grads for employment,” Busch says. “The Times Higher Education ranking confirms we are doing a good job. Let’s work together to keep it up.”