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How has your post-secondary education prepared you for this job?
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While attending post-secondary studies, you likely learned some core skills that would be transferable to any position. Think about what you learned in your highest levels of education and how that knowledge applies (or will apply) to your work. Some of these skills could include: - Time Management - Creative Thinking - Proposal Writing - Public Speaking - Presentation Building - Independent Learning - Academic Research - Self-Motivation
Answer examples
"I am a big believer in post-secondary education. It adds a lot of value to those newer to the workplace. My post-secondary education was in Communication and Journalism. The courses in this program helped me to develop stronger business relationships through professional correspondence. I also learned persuasive writing skills which have proven to be incredibly helpful when working on client proposals, and in negotiations."
"Education provided me with the information and structure to perform in this world. Interning through my education helped get my feet wet with my career. Nothing has prepared me for my career as well as diving right in with my sleeves rolled up and my mind open."
Sales answer example
"I learned in college while taking an overload of credit hours and working full time that I respond well under pressure and really perfected my time management skills. This is something that I've brought into my professional life as well: I generally prefer a heavier workload, within reason, and feel I get the most accomplished and really thrive in these sorts of situations. Of course, I have also learned my limits and know when I need to ask for help or a break. Academically speaking, I learned to really perfect my writing and speaking skills through English literature courses, and a B.A., and various large-scale presentations. This has proven a really transferrable skill and allowed me to effectively communicate both in written and oral contexts, which has been of great value to me and my respective employer."
Retail answer example
"I believe my combination of studies in both a community college, where I earned my associates in fashion merchandizing, as well as my time spent getting my B.A. in communications have uniquely positioned me to succeed in this industry as a whole, and your organization specifically. I learned the nuts and bolts of how things should work in college: both from a fashion standpoint as well as best practices in communications. Coupling that with my decade of experience of hands on application of those principles, I know that I am the best candidate for your position. Daily, I apply my academic training in fashion, merchandizing, department floor planning, how to run sales, as well as public speaking and presentation making. I will continue to refine these skills daily as I join your team."
Marketing answer example
"My degree is in Economics and International Studies, which taught me not only the theoretics behind business, but also interpersonal relations across cultures and nations. In addition, I learned a lot about presentation building, public speaking, and working in a collaborative environment. All of these skills have really been an asset to my career to date."

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User-Submitted Answers

How has your post-secondary education prepared you for this job?
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It has prepared me to wait like a dog for approval by an authority figure.
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It has prepared me to wait like a dog for approval by an authority figure.
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It has prepared me to wait like a dog for approval by an authority figure.
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Incredible points. Great arguments. Keep up the great spirit.
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My education has prepared me for my career because all the courses I have taken and my currently taking involve group work which require working with other people to get a job done.
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It prepared me by helping me to stay focus and pay attention to detail in everything. Plus provides me the basic framework of necessary skills I need.
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I majored in economics and learnt macro economic analysis, computer applications, research methods and data analysis all of which you essential for some to perfect in this role.
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My education has given me the research capabilities necessary to investigate, inspect, write reports, and orally present data in a comprehensive, yet in an informative manner.
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I never had a path to follow at the point of my education, however I have worked, all my life, and to be honest being hands on are better than reading about it.
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I was travelled with some kind of.
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I had a strong desire to go into this field after a successful business career. So I was very ready for this educational experience and took full advantage of opportunities and clinical experiences.
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My education has prepared me for a career in ways like I have been around many different kinds and personalities for the majority of my life so I am le to deal with different kinds of people. Also classes like English, math and global studies and US studies have taught me a copious amount of information that I need to know and understand to function correctly in todays society.
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Its has giving me an egde to work and adapt to any organisation and also made sure I can effect a change to them.
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My education has prepared me a lot for my career. I might be in a different field than what I studied but all the analytical skills and the problem solving skills are acquired from University I use them in my everyday role. I tend to believe that education doesn't teach you how to do your job when you get one but it teaches you how to learn which you will be doing a lot when you get a job.
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I've been around many different types of people, and learned how to deal with all of their different types of personalities.
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It prepared me well. In a way of methods and managment.
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It prepared me well. In a way of methods and managment.
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The more prepare you are the better you will be able to satisfy your job expectations, qualifications and requirements.
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To sustain and being stable for a long time.
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To be friendly and to adapt to any type of situation.
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My educational background has always been focused on business and public relations.
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The environment I would say has prepared me better.
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I have knowledge of the chemistry used in cleaning solutions and a business mind.
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My math would have been the biggest help that has prepared me for this career. Without math we wouldn't know anything.
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I feel my work experience has prepared me for my career.
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Knowledge and think positive and creative and take dicision with good manor and time keeping.
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Well taking business classes help me a great deal, going in the industry of customer service, learning accounting, communication, work ethics, computer skills, team work.
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I've learned to manage my time, and the value of an honest days work.
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I feel my education has prepared me very well for my career by having to meet dead lines and dealing with the pressure of making it or failing.
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My education has provided a foundation for building a successful career; and my love of continuing education has helped me to stay current and relevant in my field.
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Yes Definitely basics is necessary. But Ethics and Culture is my strength.
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We learned about plcs, robotics, electrical stuff.
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It's prepared me to want to learn new things no matter how hard it is.
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Its taught me good people skills and being able to talk to anyone in any situation.
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How to interact with people, to listen carefully to have eye contact and to make them feel they as the customers r the most important person.
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My education has prepared me for my career because I have taken college classes while still in highschool to get ahead to pursue Pharmacology in college.
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I have learned many skills during my education period and few skills will remain with me for life, I have learnt to make big project into manageable task, during class projects initially it may seem as big and unattainable but I have successfully completed them no matter how big the projects if you break it down to smaller managebale task I hve learned computer skills.
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At my high school I was pushed to always go the extra mile and think harder, to problem solve, and to always keep trying.
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My education prepared not only academically but sociable. It have taught me how to adventure out in the world.
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I earned a bachelors degree in History from the university of northern colorado. My education focused on research, interpretations, and a vast amount of knowledge retention. Through the pre law program I learned to problem solve, adapt to changing ideaology, and work with a multitude of different personalities and cultures.
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I know not to quit no matter how tired I am or confused by a job.
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I finished a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering. My education is in line and related to my present work.
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Given good basic technical knowledge. Most importantly developed soft skills like communication, relationship management, public speaking, be inquisitive.
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How to speak with different character of people.
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Be prepared for anything, any changes to society or the rictor scale of failure... Does not exist.
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Yes, MBA, BSEE, Data Analysis.
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Training has always being my strongest point, thus I easily share what I know with my peers.
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Knowledge and experience.
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With my educational knowledge, l can work efficiently and effectively with little or no supervision.
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Taking different english and science developed a sense of understanding how things work.
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Analytical, interpersonal common body of knowledge.
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Degree in biology taught me necessary scientific background and increased time-management and interpersonal skills.
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Well good to some extent.
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Most of the courses I took had real life projects.
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Selling ideas thoughts and vision to teachers. Listening teamwork.
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I studied Management Assistant which prepared me for the admin work that I did, after that I studied Pastel Accounting which prepared me for the student accounts that I was doing.
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My internships and class work had given me some knowledge to prepare me for my career but I feel that my first position really helped prepare me for my future.
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GPA and interpersonal experience.
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It has given my the excitement to learn and do more. To be more inquisitive and to strive for new things.
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Honestly speaking it hasn't cause I'm still striving to go forward and do more because I've realized it's only few things that I know.
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So much so much.. Expand my thought to understand others that realy impact on the sucessful outcome.