ERIC Number: EJ1169413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Focus on the Finish Line: Does High-Impact Practice Participation Influence Career Plans and Early Job Attainment?
Miller, Angie L.; Rocconi, Louis M.; Dumford, Amber D.
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, v75 n3 p489-506 Mar 2018
High-impact practices (HIPs) are important co-curricular educational experiences in post-secondary education, as they promote learning, development, and persistence among students. The goal of this study was to extend the research on HIPs to explore potential connections with HIP participation and career outcomes. Using data from the National Survey of Student Engagement, this study explores whether HIP participation influences college seniors' post-graduation plans for career and further education and whether HIP participation has a positive impact on early job attainment for these students. Results suggest that even after controlling for a variety of demographic and institutional factors, HIP participation is a significant predictor of future career plans and early job attainment. HIP participation can give students a career-related advantage through transferable skill development, engaging in learning opportunities, and generating "stories" for potential employers.
Descriptors: College Seniors, Educational Practices, Education Work Relationship, Career Planning, Employment Level, Learner Engagement, National Surveys, Student Surveys, Occupational Aspiration, Academic Aspiration, Transfer of Training, Job Skills, Skill Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement