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ERIC Number: ED022443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May-28
Pages: 36
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Student Placement and Follow-Up Services in the Junior College.
Glenn, Mary
A placement service may make higher education possible for certain students by providing on- or off-campus jobs for them while they attend college. It also helps graduates and former students find jobs related to their study areas, keeps the institution in touch with employers so that the adequacy of course content can be evaluated, and interprets college purposes to business and industry. To do these things, the placement service must (1) solicit jobs, (2) handle student applications, (3) interview and refer applicants, (4) keep recommendations and records on file, (5) give vocational counseling to applicants, (6) interpret college programs to employers, (7) schedule student and recruiter interviews, (8) keep referral and placement records, (9) evaluate the college program in relation to community needs, (10) compile reports and studies on working students and full-time placements, and (11) work in coordination with state employment agencies. The placement service should also give time and effort to followup. Ideally, this would (1) measure transfer success by comparison of pre- and post-transfer grade point averages, (2) supply this information to accrediting associations, (3) obtain data from senior colleges on academic and career success of transfers, (4) keep track of vocational graduates' success in finding and holding jobs, (5) hold exit interviews with withdrawing students, and (6) determine reasons for dropout or withdrawal. (HH)
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