ERIC Number: EJ768858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Reference Count: 137
Career Counseling with African Immigrant College Students: Theoretical Approaches and Implications for Practice
Stebleton, Michael J.
Career Development Quarterly, v55 n4 p290-312 Jun 2007
The purpose of this article is twofold: (a) to explore the career development needs and issues that are unique to Black sub-Saharan African immigrants, with an emphasis on college students, and (b) to discuss how career development professionals can implement strategies to better serve these students. The number of Black immigrants from sub-Saharan African countries has increased recently. Many immigrants are confronted with complex life decisions. Career counselors are in a unique position to assist. Theoretical approaches, with a focus on contextual factors, are discussed. Six strategies for a career counseling practice, suggestions for their application, and implications for practice are highlighted.
Descriptors: Career Counseling, College Students, Immigrants, Career Development, Student Needs, Context Effect, Counseling Techniques, Outreach Programs, Blacks
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota