ERIC Number: ED050372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Career Development in the College Years.
Myers, Roger A.
This paper concerns itself with two relatively central issues in career development, life stages and choice behavior and focuses on the tasks of the college counselor in regards to them. Life stages refer to sequential series of tasks to be accomplished within time periods that can be specified. Choice behavior is the on-going process of making a realistic career choice. Three implications derived from the material surveyed are offered: (1) a counselor can arm himself with a knowledge of what kinds of characteristics indicate one's degree of vocational maturity; (2) counselors can develop expertise in promoting, eliciting and teaching clients how to profit from exploratory behavior; and (3) counselors can talk to educational policy makers about the importance of restructuring the college or university in ways that better fit the realities of student development. (TA)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 4-8, 1971