ERIC Number: EJ921579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
International Students' Employment Search in the United States: A Phenomenological Study
Sangganjanavanich, Varunee Faii; Lenz, A. Stephen; Cavazos, Javier, Jr.
Journal of Employment Counseling, v48 n1 p17-26 Mar 2011
After completing their academic degree, international student populations face unique situations in their search for employment in the United States. This study used a phenomenological examination to identify the perceptions and the experiences of eight undergraduate international students who participated in a 10-week support group during the employment exploration and application process. Participants documented their personal refections in journal entries and engaged in a single-session focus group after the support group. Themes that emerged from the focus group and participants' journal entries were (a) discovering personal uniqueness, (b) coping with acculturation, and (c) dealing with a lack of resources. Implications for career development practitioners are discussed.
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Employment, Focus Groups, Academic Degrees, Career Development, Phenomenology, Student Journals, Acculturation, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Coping
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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