ERIC Number: ED302787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct-5
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Career Planning and Academic Skills Workshops for Incoming Freshmen.
Vinson, Michael L.; Haislett, Judith E.
This document describes a counseling center-developed workshop for incoming college freshmen at Clemson University (South Carolina) designed to help students choose a college major and prepare for study in that major. The workshop described was offered in conjunction with new student orientation as a proactive effort to promote adjustment and to assist students as they make the transition to college. These objectives of the Freshman Workshops are discussed: (1) to assist in the orientation and adjustment of students and parents; (2) to facilitate the process of planning a career and making a decision regarding a college major; (3) to encourage the acquisition of effective work habits and attitudes; and (4) to promote the effective transition from high school to college through assisting students in competently managing developmental tasks. It is noted that the workshops have been conducted for the past five summers and have been attended by between 350 and 400 freshmen and about 200 of their parents each year. This document describes participant characteristics, program content, logistics and cost, and program evaluation. It notes that, in addition to meeting participants' developmental needs and facilitating competency, the workshops also gain the counseling center visibility and revenue. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Conference of Counseling Center Personnel (Athens, GA, October 5-7, 1988).