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SXSWedu 2015

The Next-Gen Workforce: Does Creativity Matter?

The notion of career is shifting. Employer needs are changing. What are core competencies the upcoming generation needs for success in the workforce? Does creativity matter? Hear from industry and educational leaders about which competencies are most important and how job seekers can best demonstrate their skills and knowledge. We’ll discuss gaps that exist in preparing the next generation and explore what innovative institutions are doing to close them.

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  1. Learn what employers value when hiring the next generation
  2. See how students can prepare for success and demonstrate skills and knowledge
  3. Explore how to close gaps between the preparation of the next generation and hiring needs


  • Tacy Trowbridge, Education Programs Lead, Adobe
  • Lisa Reckis, Director University Talent, Adobe
  • Devin Fidler, Research Director, Institute for the Future
  • Omar Garriott, Senior Product Marketing Manager, LinkedIn


Tacy Trowbridge, Education Programs Lead, Adobe

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  • Tags: creativity, career
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel Discussion
  • Track: Continuing Education & Workforce Development
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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