Making connections: the role of social capital in the enhancement of employability of first generation business studies graduates

Sandra Hill

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Abstract

This study explores the role of social capital in the development of employability skills and attributes of first generation undergraduate students in a business school. The research, based on the reflections of the graduates, examines the impact of social capital and investigates the conditions within the learning environment that enhance or inhibit the development of bridging and linking social capital as students connect with networks within the institution and with the wider business community. The findings suggest that the ability to recognise and activate bridging and linking social capital is a key determinant of employability
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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