Advances in Management and Applied Economics

Analysing the Employment Status of Graduate Students: The Case of Kent International College in Vietnam

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    Analysing the employment status of graduate students: The case of Kent International College in Vietnam is an empirical study to provide an overview of employment status of graduate students, especially graduate students of Kent International College and determinants of the employment status of graduate students. With a sample of 186 graduate students interviewed directly by questionnaire and using the method of testing differences, Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) and regression, the study shows that i) for finding out suitable jobs, there are no differences among education majors and among education results; but there are differences between male and female graduates, and among the years that students graduate. ii) three factors influence positively to the employment status of graduate students, they are education process, entrepreneurship, and practical experience. In addition, against popular belief specialized skills, soft skills, and social context are not significant to the employment status of graduate students.