There are significant benefits for higher education institutions (HEIs) that develop a holistic employability strategy. This ranges from updating curriculum in line with market demands, to partnering with employers that offer work-integrated-learning opportunities (such as internships, participation in applied scientific research, community service, etc.), or even engaging with alumni. , who become agents of employability.
The employability strategy is made up of a set of processes that ultimately help students find jobs faster in their area of interest, with the skills they need to succeed.
As a result, better employment results for its clients make the university’s business more sustainable. These results attract more ambitious students, a higher quality faculty, and build a stronger alumni base, enabling long-term institutional growth.
Simone Bergamos, Academic Director of Grupo Ser Educacional, Academic Dean of UNINASSAU, UNG and UNAMA, and professor of graduate courses in the field of psychology. She has over 30 years of experience in education and consulting. She has a PhD in Administration from Universidade da Amazônia and a Master’s in Social and Personality Psychology from PUC/RS.
Vinicius Licks, Professor at Insper since 2012, where he coordinates the Mechatronics Engineering program. Prior to that, he was Executive Director of the Brazilian Office of the David Rockefeller Center at Harvard University and Associate Professor at PUC/RS. He obtained his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of New Mexico and the MPA from Harvard University.
Leonardo Lima, Education Specialist at IFC, where he leads strategic advice focused on digital transformation and improving the employability processes of higher education institutions.