ERIC Number: ED410431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Task Force on Career Planning and Placement Report. Academic Programs Publication Series Number 20.
Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
The Task Force on Career Planning and Placement in the University of Florida's College of Agriculture (COA) reviewed career planning and placement services available to COA students and made recommendations to define, expand, and improve the COA career planning and placement program. COA has a strong need for a comprehensive career planning and placement program, since small to medium-sized organizations that offer employment to COA students typically do not recruit on campus and COA students underuse Career Resource Center (CRC) services. The task force recommends these major program areas for the COA Career Planning and Placement Program: career planning, job search skills, experiential education programs, graduate and professional school opportunity development, and employer development. It recommends that a mechanism to provide more professional time to the CRC COA Liaison, a new half-time position related to career planning and placement, and continued CRC support of these priorities for the CRC COA Liaison: job search skills, employer development, and experiential education programs. The task force also recommends that the objectives and responsibilities of the Undergraduate Student Relations Council be clearly defined and understood so it may serve as the conduit for information between the placement coordinator, Academic Programs Office, academic units, and students. (Appendixes include information on the Gator Resume Action Disk and job search strategies for COA students.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. of Food and Agricultural Sciences.