25 Assessing graduate student employability through co-operative learning evaluations

PRESENTATION OVERVIEW FROM CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Anna Maria Russo & Dr. Nita Chhinzer, University of Toronto, University of Guelph

Given the importance of higher education in skills development in Canada and the variations in definitions of employability in existing literature, this study provides both quantitative (confirmatory) and qualitative (exploratory) assessment of factors that influence employers’ assessment of employability among graduate level students specifically. We are prepared to deliver an image-dense, impactful presentation, encouraging two-way dialogue regarding the research implications.

 

BIO

Anna Maria Russo, University of Toronto
Ms. Anna Maria Russo works for the University of Toronto as a Master of Environmental Science Internship coordinator. In this capacity, she in involved in all aspects of the student-employer relationship from student mentoring, recruitment & selection for job terms, performance assessments and relationship management. The outcome of the preliminary research output was presented at the Southern Ontario Behavioural Decision Research Conference (organized by the Ivey School of Business, Western Ontario on May 6th, 2016).

Dr. Nita Chhinzer, University of Guelph
Dr. Chhinzer has an MBA and a PhD (in Human Resource Management from McMaster University). She has an established record with research and contributions to the Human Resources Management realm (including output aimed at academic colleagues (e.g. 7 articles in refereed journals, 3 manuscripts under review, 30 presentations in peer reviewed conferences). This demonstrates a broad expertise on HRM with a focus on contributing to peer reviewed research forums.

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