ERIC Number: ED022236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Attitudes of College Graduates Toward Careers in Business.
Tripp, L. Reed; Hunt, H. Allan
The data, taken from a national sample of seniors graduating in 1961, were analyzed to determine what students think of business as a career field, the probable impact of such attitudes upon the supply problem, and other factors in the supply and demand for college graduates. Emphasis is focused upon the image of industry among students, the prestige of occupations (particularly of business executives), and the question of what students want in a career. The relationship between academic excellence, career field choice, and school type and size, and the attitudes of the sample toward the job of the business executive are also presented. It was concluded that recent difficulties in the recruitment by business of graduating college seniors should not be interpreted as widespread antipathy among students to employment in business. (PS)
The College Placement Council, Inc., 35 East Elizabeth Avenue, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018.
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Authoring Institution: College Placement Council, Bethlehem, PA.; Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA.