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ERIC Number: ED167770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Pages: 126
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Career Choice Information Center.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to reproducibility problems