ERIC Number: EJ651642
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: 0
An Exercise To Improve Career Understanding of Commencing Engineering and Technology Students.
Palmer, Stuart R.; Bray, Sharyn L.
Australian Journal of Career Development, v11 n2 p38-44 Win 2002
Undergraduate engineering students (n=123) collected and analyzed engineering job ads from newspapers and the Internet and prepared reports. Many began with inaccurate conceptions; 86.2% reported change in their understanding of engineering. Some learned how to increase their employability. Initial concepts of engineering as focused on technology and design gave way to more diverse views. (Contains 20 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Exploration, Employment Qualifications, Engineering, Higher Education, Industry, Job Skills, Technology, Undergraduate Study
Australian Council for Educational Research, Private Bag 55, Camberwell, Victoria 3124, Australia.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A