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ERIC Number: EJ1090730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Building Bridges: College to Career for Underrepresented College Students
Means, Darris R.; Bryant, Immanuel; Crutchfield, Stacey; Jones, Michelle; Wade, Ross
Journal of College Student Development, v57 n1 p95-98 Jan 2016
Colleges and universities have increased institutional outreach to diversify their campuses, however, campus leaders, faculty, and staff, particularly at predominantly White institutions (PWIs), must provide more and different support services as their institutional demographics shift to include more underrepresented students. The shift in demographics on college and university campuses requires career service and development offices to take into account the diverse identities of each student and to develop culturally relevant interventions and counseling that is imbedded in the context of identities, family, and community. In this article, the authors present such an intervention, the "Life after College Retreat," which was developed and implemented at a private, midsize PWI. The authors summarize the planning process, the retreat, goals, and results, and then offer a perspective from one student participant.
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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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