ERIC Number: ED122192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov-3
Reference Count: 0
Career Oriented College Intake Interviews: An Alternative to "Emergency Room" Career Planning.
Daniels, John J.
As colleges and universities become increasingly aware of students' need for assistance in career planning, conventional "placement" programs have been pressed into service to provide such assistance. One of the main problems expressed by placement and counseling center directors in this regard is that students fail to seek help in career planning until it is too late. One approach to solution of this problem is a Career-Oriented Intake Interview program. An "Intake" program was initiated at the University of Detroit in the Winter of 1974-75 as its response to attract students to career planning facilities prior to the start of college study. Between January and June, more than 150 high school seniors responded to the program by participating in career planning interviews while still attending high school. It will be the objective of this presentation to describe this approach in light of relevant career theory and practices. The origin of the intake idea and its career-planning, academic advising, and new student orientation context are discussed. Career theory and life-planning techniques of John Holland, Dick Bolles, John Crystal and others are presented as a theoretical framework for the interviews. The intake interview itself is described in detail, and the first year progress of the pilot project is discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Michigan Personnel and Guidance Association (Detroit, Michigan, November 3, 1975)