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ERIC Number: EJ822259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
Preparing Seniors for Life after College
Henscheid, Jean M.
About Campus, v13 n5 p20-25 Nov-Dec 2008
Many institutions are currently using the senior year to explicitly reinforce abilities that students will need beyond graduation, in their first paid position, and throughout their lifetime. On campuses that organize the curriculum and cocurriculum of the senior year around learning outcomes important to those within and outside the academy, students are finding opportunities to examine the link between college and career; to think critically about what they have learned throughout their undergraduate years; and to build respectful, productive relationships with others. The author highlights some of these efforts and suggests that, adopted more widely, such practices may result in an employer survey that reveals that graduates are prepared for their tenth job as well as their first, estimated as the number of paid positions for which college graduates will need to be prepared by the time they are forty, according to the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth published in 2006 by the U.S. Department of Labor. Wider adoption of senior year strategies should also increase the likelihood that graduates will leave with a broad foundation for lifelong learning. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States