ENHANCING GRADUATES COMPETITIVENESS THROUGH INDUSTRIAL NETWORKING
Muchlis, Tanti Irawati
Hayati, Neuneung Ratna
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The competitive key factor of a nation is having human resources that have competencies and ability to compete globally. Widyatama University has stated in its Strategic Plan that the increase of graduate quality can create sustainable growth. One of the requirements from ISO 9001:2000 is the obligation of management to regularly monitor and evaluate stakeholder perception to the products and services as the key to create sustainability. Develop external networking especially with Industry is one important things must to do by Widyatama University to get link & match their graduates with Industry. This study wants to measure and analyze the ability of Widyatama graduates to compete with others. This research has been conducted since 2006 and used exploration study to explore what exactly the competencies should have by graduates. The result shows that there’s significant influence between graduates that have better soft skill to compete in Industry. The study expects to be more clarified and the result is needed to improve the quality continuously.