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ERIC Number: EJ1163742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
"Setting up for the Next Big Thing": Undergraduate Women Engineering Students' Postbaccalaureate Career Decisions
Smith, Kathleen N.; Gayles, Joy Gaston
Journal of College Student Development, v58 n8 p1201-1217 Nov 2017
Using social cognitive career theory and the cognitive information processing model as frameworks, in this constructivist case study we examined the career-related experiences and decisions of 10 women engineering undergraduate seniors who accepted full-time positions. From the data analysis 3 major themes emerged: critical undergraduate experiences, alignment of self-knowledge and occupational knowledge, and gender dynamics. These themes highlight important experiences and sources of information that shaped and informed participants' career decisions. The article concludes with practical implications and directions for future research in supporting women engineering students' transition into the workforce.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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