GES app - supporting global employability skills from the perspectives of students, staff and employers

Sobah Abbas Petersen*, Maria Iqbal*, Alan Williams, Gavin Baxter

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Abstract

Global Employability Skills are skills that students acquire during their study period, that are in addition to their academic knowledge and skills, and that would help in their career. As students continue their university journeys, they often overlook or underestimate the importance of developing Global Employability Skills that employers may consider important for their jobs. In this paper, we present a mobile application, the GES App, designed to help students recognize, document, and articulate their skills to their prospective employees. The GES App is designed to stimulate university students to reflect upon their experiences and assess the skills they may develop outside of their formal university studies. This paper presents how such an app could support students plan their careers and develop their Global Employability Skills that would make them more attractive to their future employers. A use case scenario is described to illustrate the role the GES App could play, from the perspectives of students, staff, and employers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2023
Event19th International Conference Mobile Learning 2023 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 11 Mar 202313 Mar 2023
https://www.mlearning-conf.org/

Conference

Conference19th International Conference Mobile Learning 2023
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period11/03/2313/03/23
Internet address

Keywords

  • global employability skills
  • self-assessment
  • career planning

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