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ERIC Number: ED087505
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Pages: 158
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A Comprehensive Job Placement Program for the Community College.
Wiley, Stanley Eugene
A description is given of all phases of the 1971-72 Job Placement Program at Middlexes County College, Edison, New Jersey. Primary emphasis is given to the program phase known as "Employment Preparation" which provided senior job seekers with specific job-search preparation prior to the Spring 1972 On-Campus Recruitment program in which 49 companies were represented. Employment preparation involved students in seminars covering mock interviews with industrial personnel representatives, instructions and guidance in preparing a "personal inventory" and an employment objective, development of a well-written resume, and other job search techniques. Alumni of each terminal curriculum, except health technologies, took part in one seminar session. An evaluation of the "Employment Preparation" phase was sought through a questionnaire designed by the author, and the results are reported in this study. Conclusions are that the community college graduate who is seeking full-time employment needs assistance in preparing for a successful job search. This assistance is best provided by the Placement Office staff, with the cooperation and assistance of the faculty. Seniors participating in the "Employment Preparation" phase were more successful in gaining employment commensurate with their preparation than were the students who chose to by-pass the opportunity. Where seniors had strong faculty support through the placement preparation process, they tended to be among the most successful in gaining adequate employment. The study attributes the high level of placement success to the "Employment Preparation" phase. (Author/DB)
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