ERIC Number: ED295087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar-21
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Career Workshops: A Tool for the Career Development of College Students.
Goodson, Wm. Dale
This paper describes the career development workshops offered to students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and how the workshops have been structured and used as a tool to facilitate the career development of the students. It explains how the content of the workshops was guided by student-expressed career development needs and an adaptation of the seven career development stages of: (1) Fantasy (reasons for career development); (2) Awareness (career development concepts, stages, and decision making process); (3) Exploration (self-awareness, educational and occupational opportunities); (4) Narrowing Down (a refined knowledge of self and career alternatives); (5) Choice (reality feedback); (6) Implementation (implementation process and goal revision); and (7) Maintenance (personal and professional growth process). Four career development workshops and their content are presented. Workshops described are the Career Decision Making Workshop, the Factors Affecting Career Choice Workshop, the Choosing a Major Workshop, and the Choosing an Occupation Workshop. The paper concludes with a discussion of student responses to the workshops. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Counseling and Development (Chicago, IL, March 20-23, 1988).