ERIC Number: ED167770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Career Concerns Survey.
Becker, Heather; LaFitte, Pat Chew
As the basis for planning the University of Texas Liberal Arts Career Symposium, the Overall Coordination Committee assessed freshmen through seniors' self-reported post-graduate plans, career interests, and need for job-hunting/career planning services. A questionnaire was completed by 3,735 liberal arts and fine arts students. Major survey findings were that (1) two-thirds of the seniors reported considering graduate school, with percentages by college ranging from a low of 56% in natural sciences to a high of 81% in social and behavioral sciences; (2) 85% of seniors indicated they did not have a job lined up after graduation; this percentage varied from 78% in general and comparative studies to 89% in fine arts; (3) although career field interests differed by college, greatest interest areas for the total sample were education, health, and social services-related careers; (4) students in general and comparative studies appeared to be considering the broadest range of possible career fields; fine arts students seemed more narrowly focused; (5) 60% of the total sample wanted career/job information particularly in the employment outlook area; 28% requested help in choosing a career; (6) nearly half the seniors indicated a need for job-hunting assistance; and (7) post-graduation plans and indicated needs for career planning assistance varied by major. (CSS)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Guidance, Career Planning, College Students, Employment Opportunities, Fine Arts, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Job Search Methods, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Liberal Arts, Occupational Information, Reports, Student Attitudes, Student Needs, Surveys, Vocational Interests
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Career Choice Information Center.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to reproducibility problems