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ERIC Number: EJ1052789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Adding Value to the First-Year Experience: Embedding Self and Major Exploration in the College of Business Curriculum
Damminger, Joanne K.; Potter, Gregory C.; Pritchard, Robert E.
American Journal of Business Education, v2 n3 p49-56 2009
This paper details the First-Year Career Development Program (First-Year Program)--a component of a comprehensive multi-year program designed to guide business students through self-assessment and the selection of an appropriate business major and ultimately to prepare them to secure professional career positions. The First-Year Program is designed to integrate student self-assessment and career and business major exploration into the First-Year Experience. A survey of students who participated in the First-Year Program indicated a high level of student satisfaction. It further indicated that participants were more positive about completing their degree programs at the regional university where the First-Year Program is conducted. The First-Year Program was developed collaboratively by Career and Academic Planning Center professionals and College of Business faculty.
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, Curriculum Development, Business Administration Education, Career Development, Career Choice, Career Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Surveys, Participant Satisfaction, Student Attitudes, Majors (Students), College Students, Student Experience
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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