Soft Skills for Business Students

Soft Skills and the Workforce

Landing a job after graduation can be a daunting prospect. Not only do employers expect their employees to be able to carry out the day-to-day duties of the job, including utilizing various software and handling the mechanics of daily operations, they also expect strong time and project management skills, verbal and written communication, and the ability to work well in groups and meet deadlines. These skills are more difficult to learn in the classroom, but without them, success in your future career will be hard to come by.


Luckily, as a USF student, you have access to a variety of tools and resources that will help you develop the skills (both hard and soft) to succeed in the job market. Take a look at some of the tools below to practice with various software (e.g., Excel, Photoshop, etc.) as well as CQ Researcher for reading encyclopedia-type entries on hot button issues as well as a variety of topics that span business and economics.