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Developing Entrepreneurial skills

Thinking about becoming a student entrepreneur? Or are you just looking to expand your skill set? Here’s why as a student you need to learn entrepreneurial skills. In the past, if you graduated from university with good grades, you were guaranteed a job in your chosen field. But as more and more people go to university, this is no longer the case.

Graduates now more than ever need to show prospective employers that they have a more rounded skill set. So what skills are employers looking for? Problem-solving, flexibility and adaptability, taking the initiative, self-awareness, and resilience are all “skills” which graduates need to have to be competitive in the market today. A great entrepreneur must be able to effectively communicate, sell, focus, learn, and strategize. An ability to continuously learn is not just a key entrepreneurial skill, but also a very valuable life skill.

Learning entrepreneurial skills teaches students how to identify problems they've never seen before – a talent that will come in handy in the future. Entrepreneurship enables students to become problem solvers in their various fields, resulting in self-improvement and increased skill levels.

As new problems arise and the world becomes more globalized, entrepreneurship education has become more important than ever. Students are required to develop the abilities of an entrepreneur in order to solve complex problems creatively, and gracefully traverse uncertainty.


Catherine Perri - JUMP Trainer

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