ERIC Number: ED132296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
College Education on the Job: The Graduates' Viewpoint.
Bisconti, Ann Stouffer; Solmon, Lewis C.
This document contains the findings of a national study of some 12,000 college graduates (who entered college in 1961 and had been working full-time for up to 10 years) to determine the utilization and value of higher education in employment. The focus of this report is the utilization in careers of the knowledge obtained in undergraduate study including graduates' views on the ways in which their college education contributed to their long-run development. Chapter headings are (1) Introduction (Useful Education for Careers, Survey Procedures, and Characteristics of Graduates Responding); (2) Usefulness of College Education (Relationships Among Dimensions of Usefulness, Orientation of Major, Current Occupations of Graduates, and College Characteristics); (3) Use of Curricular Content in Work (Major Fields); (4) Links Between Curricula and Jobs (Work Activities, Skills Acquired in College, and Methods of Acquiring Skills); and (5) Graduates' Recommendations (Generally Useful Courses and Courses for Specific Occupations). A section on conclusions and recommendations is also included. (WL)
Descriptors: Attitudes, College Graduates, Degrees (Academic), Educational Assessment, Educational Benefits, Employment Qualifications, Entry Workers, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Job Analysis, Job Skills, National Surveys
College Placement Foundation, P.O. Box 2263, Bethlehem, Pa. 18001 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: College Placement Council, Bethlehem, PA.