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Ivey MBAs learn the art of communication through unique simulation

Aug 26, 2014

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Ivey's MBA students at the Emerald Inc. event

According to corporate recruiters, the most important attribute they want to see in future leaders is the ability to communicate. Many believe the rise of technology and social networking has led to face-to-face communication becoming a lost art.

Profiled in The Globe and Mail, Ivey demonstrates how an innovative corporate recruiting simulation called Emerald Inc. is putting Ivey MBA students through their paces to sharpen their in-person communication skills.

“Students who have grown up with texting and Facebook are forgetting to look someone in the eye and watch for the emotional intelligence cues,” said Sharon Irwin-Foulon, Director of Ivey Career Management. “These are the real differentiators that make them promotable.”