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Transferable Skills

Every year the National Association of Colleges and Employers compiles a list of the attributes employers most look for when hiring. In 2020 the top 10 skills are leadership, ability to work in a team, written communication, problem-solving, verbal communication, work ethic, initiative, quantitative analysis, flexibility & adaptability, and technical knowledge. These are all transferable skills that many PhD students develop over the course of their graduate study.