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ERIC Number: ED544729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
A Qualitative Study of the Early Work Experiences of Recent Graduates in Engineering. Research Brief
Korte, Russell; Sheppard, Sheri; Jordan, William
Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (NJ1)
After several years of demanding study, new engineers graduate from higher education as professionals eager to apply their expertise to solving "real world" problems. Yet, the transition from school to the workplace involves a socialization process through which new graduates attempt to learn the specific tasks and expectations of their job and begin to integrate into the social context of the organization. This paper reports the findings of a study investigating the socialization experiences of newly hired engineers in a large US-based, global manufacturing company.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: University of Washington, Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (CAEE)