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ERIC Number: ED316129
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Off Campus Career Assessment in Recruiting the Non-Traditional Student.
Tharp, Jack
Indiana University at Kokomo's program of Off-Campus Career Assessment was initiated in 1986 to assist in the recruitment of nontraditional students and serve as a vehicle for strengthening campus image. It delivers career interest testing and counseling to adults working in targeted local industries, with industry cooperation. While concerted recruitment does not occur at the interest testing sessions, an admission staff representative is available to observe the level of interest of participants for followup and to make personal contact. Career exploration and occupational goal-setting are made available after the interest assessment. The program is offered as a service to the community but has brought additional benefits to the university, including the attention of area employers, contacts with employers who may later be of assistance in placing graduates, increased nontraditional student applicants, and media exposure. During the program's first two years, 17% of the individuals who completed the interest assessment matriculated at the university. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Kokomo.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.