The purpose of this article is to enrich the current conceptualisation of graduate employability through the lens of four distinct graduate perspectives, namely possession (of skills and competencies), position (in terms of social capital), integration (with regard to graduate and professional identity) and engagement (related to personal attributes). This contribution attempts to examine the applicability of two frameworks to a specific cross-border region in Austria and the Czech Republic. The findings of this pilot study suggest that current models do not fully cover employability-related factors when investigating the perception of graduate employability. Rather, they can be used as anchor points and need to be adapted with context-sensitive elements. An extended framework is proposed that takes account of additional ingredients for graduate employability found vital in this specific setting.
|Title of host publication||Universities as Political Institutions|
|Subtitle of host publication||Higher Education Research in the 21st Century|
|Place of Publication||Online Publication|
|Number of pages||310|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|