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ERIC Number: EJ1110584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1937-156X
Preparing for the Profession: Practitioner Perceptions of College Student Preparedness for Entry-Level, Full-Time Employment in Municipal Recreation Agencies
D'Eloia, Melissa H.; Fulthorp, Keith
Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, v31 n1 p15-28 2016
Are recent graduates with degrees in parks and recreation adequately prepared to secure full-time employment in municipal recreation? To answer this question, California Parks and Recreation Society members with position titles such as supervisor, manager, director and superintendent (n = 206) were asked: How can recent college graduates be better prepared for entry-level, full-time employment in municipal recreation agencies? Data were collected electronically and analyzed using thematic reduction. Three main themes were present in the data including experience, interview skills, and job awareness. The implications of these results are presented, including suggestions for how university programs can bridge the gap between academic preparation and the competencies employers most desire.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
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