Friday, April 29, 2016
Research Blog 10 Abstract
College classrooms provide a very strong technical and factual education to students. However, in the area of ‘soft skills’ classrooms fall short in delivering the adequate level of training and preparation. Soft skills are defined as a cluster of emotional traits and intelligences including communication, language, interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, leadership, and management; all in all, soft skills are traits that characterize interpersonal relationships. In today’s workplace, soft skills are one of the most sought after traits in employees. Fraternities and sororities provide constant social interaction as well as unique opportunities such as mixers, philanthropy events, leadership roles, and chapter meetings which all develop and sharpen soft skills. Members of these organizations leave college with a greater set of soft skills than non members and these skills can be a huge predictor of success in life after college.