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ERIC Number: ED469996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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ISBN: N/A
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A Career Introduction Model for First-Generation College Freshmen Students.
Ayala, Connie; Striplen, Al
The Career Introduction Model discussed in this chapter is an early intervention strategy intended to support the first-generation freshmen enrolled in the Education Opportunity Program (EOP) at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS). The model is an interactive approach to assist students in connecting their academic pathway to their career pathway. As a growing population in higher education, first-generation students represent a unique group with distinct goals, motivations, and constraints. This model is important for the following reasons: to counteract students' limited occupational knowledge; to provide a tangible connection with a long-term resource center; and to help increase students' self-efficacy and sense of inquiry with regard to major selection and career choices. Although the model presented focuses on the first-generation student population, it can easily be modified and implemented to serve other diverse groups. Re-entry students, students with disabilities, veterans, and other groups with unique characteristics also deserve a personal approach and a welcoming hand into the university. (GCP)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A