ERIC Number: ED501272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 9
The Economic Benefits of Academic and Career Preparation. Issues in College Success
Students should start career planning as early as middle school by learning about their interests and their academic strengths and weaknesses as they begin to consider postsecondary and career options. This issue brief presents the results of a study that provides a financial rationale in finding that those students who engage in such long-term planning are more likely to earn higher long-term salaries after college graduation. Included herein are guidelines that educators, counselors, and parents can use in addressing career planning with students in middle school, high school, and college.
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Career Planning, Middle Schools, High School Graduates, Global Approach, Outcomes of Education, Surveys, Educational Attainment, Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Academic Degrees, College Entrance Examinations
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Middle Schools
Audience: Parents; Counselors; Teachers
Authoring Institution: ACT, Inc.