Even the most technically strong team needs “soft” skills like leadership, communication, and critical thinking in order to succeed — especially given the growth of so-called “hybrid jobs.” Here are our recommendations of soft skills courses that can help prepare new college grads for the workplace:
This personal development course is designed to help students understand how to increase their happiness and productivity—and then put it into practice. This 10-week course takes about 19 hours to complete.
Imperial College London
This personal development course is designed to help students think creatively and innovatively. Students will also learn how to effectively communicate their ideas. This 7-week course that takes about 23 hours to complete.
McMaster University and University of California San Diego
This personal development course is designed to help students access and apply the most effective learning techniques to master new subjects, skills, and habits. This 4-week course takes about 15 hours to complete.
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
This personal development course is designed to teach students to communicate effectively in a variety of settings and through different media. This 4-week course takes about 10 hours to complete.
University of Minnesota
This personal development course is designed to develop creative and innovative ability by prompting students to move outside of their comfort zone. This 4-week course takes about 14 hours to complete.
This business essentials course is designed to offer students an inside look at conflict transformation and how to engage in constructive conflict. Students will learn practical techniques and gain valuable information. This 5-week course takes about 17 hours to complete.
University System of Georgia
This personal development course is designed for students in any career, at any level. This course will develop professional and practical networking skills. This 7-week course takes about 17 hours to complete.