ERIC Number: ED163878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Non-Technical Career Convocation, Spring, 1970. Research Report No. 9-70.
An evaluation was conducted to determine the characteristics and attitudes of students in attendance at the University of Maryland's Non-Technical Career Convocation that was attended by 70 employers interested in recruiting non-technical majors. A total of 296 students representing all classes and colleges in the non-technical areas were surveyed. Most of these students came to the Convocation to find out about career opportunities and viewed the Convocation as generally worthwhile. Students thought the Convocation's most attractive feature was its informality and its least attractive features were its limited representation and physical arrangement. Fifty-four percent of the respondents expressed some degree of vocational uncertainty. This implies that these respondents were primarily interested in a survey of occupational fields, while 46 percent of the respondents were more interested in specific information regarding their chosen occupational field. Future convocations should therefore be designed to consider both the general and specific types of occupational information that students request from recruiters. Survey questions and responses are appended. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: Career Opportunities, Career Planning, College Students, Employers, Employment Opportunities, General Education, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Meetings, Occupational Information, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, State Universities, Statistical Data, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.