ERIC Number: EJ1175083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Fully Integrating Academic Advising with Career Coaching to Increase Student Retention, Graduation Rates and Future Job Satisfaction: An Industry Approach
Tudor, Thomas R.
Industry and Higher Education, v32 n2 p73-79 Apr 2018
Higher education institutions in the United States are under increasing pressure to retain and graduate more students. Traditionally, the academic advisor helps students to meet degree graduation requirements and may also do some minor career advising. A new approach is proposed, in which career coaching with industry help becomes just as important and is formalized into the academic advisor's role. Under this approach, students are advised in relation not only to their progress towards their degree, but also to their progress towards their career. They undergo a required process to choose a career and must make progress towards it while pursuing their degree. The use of formal career coaching combined with academic advising is based on goal-setting theory and career planning research. This new approach to advising may lead to increased student retention and graduation rates and also to higher job satisfaction after graduation.
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Career Counseling, Job Satisfaction, Higher Education, Industry, Career Choice, Coaching (Performance), Goal Orientation, Academic Persistence, Graduation Rate, Career Planning, Partnerships in Education, Required Courses, Job Search Methods, College Students, School Business Relationship
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