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ERIC Number: EJ888583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
REEO: Giving Community College Students a Leg up
Stimpfel, Scott
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v74 n1 p50-53 Sep 2008
The truth is that community college transferees can be at a significant disadvantage relative to their peers at four-year institutions when it comes to finding a job after graduation. Transfer students miss out on the professional development process that is normally a part of one's freshman and sophomore years. In this article, the author shares how he and his fellow at the University of Southern California (USC) were able to establish the Resources for Educational and Employment Opportunities (REEO) for community college and transfer students. They envisioned REEO providing financial, professional, and academic resources to economically disadvantaged and ethnically underrepresented community college students interested in transferring to four-year institutions. Community college students can face both academic and social hurdles during their first semester as they adapt to their new setting. To help alleviate these difficulties, REEO works to create a family environment for them. In addition, students who have successfully transferred from a community college to a four-year institution often are incredibly motivated overachievers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California