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ERIC Number: EJ1018114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Influence of an Academic Intervention Program on Minority Student Career Choice
Sweeney, Jennifer K.; Villarejo, Merna
Journal of College Student Development, v54 n5 p534-540 Sep-Oct 2013
This qualitative, retrospective study explored how educational experiences provided as part of an undergraduate intervention program helped to shape career decisions for minority biology students. A key goal for the program is to increase minority entry into science research and teaching careers, yet actual career choice has not been studied. Interviews with program alumni uncovered varying perceptions of the benefits of coursework, advising, and research and clinical work by alumni in different careers as well as varying influence of personal factors on career choice. These results support prior findings on the impact of intervention programs on career choice for minority students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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