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Lee, June Y.; Patel, Sheetal J. – Industry and Higher Education, 2020
With a changing landscape of higher education institutions (HEIs), the authors explore the concepts of a platform business model in the context of university career services. Through an inductive, multiyear case study of an HEI, this study analyzes how university career services can innovate and transform by operating as a platform. This…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Career Centers, Models, Innovation
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Clayton, Karley; Wessel, Roger D.; McAtee, Jim; Knight, William E. – Journal of Career Development, 2019
The purpose of the study was to investigate how promoting participation in KEY Careers, a career intervention program available to all incoming matriculates, influenced 1-year retention and 4-year graduation rates compared to nonparticipants at a singular institution. Archival data of 14,099 matriculates from the 2011-2014 freshman fall cohorts…
Descriptors: Career Development, Employment Services, Undergraduate Students, School Holding Power
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Trosset, Carol; McCormack, Holly; Leatham, Rachel – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
Internships are popular among many undergraduates, partly because they provide job experience and make it easier to get hired after graduation. Studies have found that employers place more weight on experience, including internships, than on academic credentials when evaluating a recent graduate for employment. In this article the authors report…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Internship Programs, Scoring Rubrics, Cues
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Bazyl, Liudmyla; Orlov, Valerii – Online Submission, 2019
The article analyzes the current status of student counselling in vocational education institutions, contextualizes findings on this problem and discloses contradictory points of counselling. It is justified that vocational education institutions normally view professional career counselling as the processes of dealing with and solving students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Counseling, Vocational Education, Job Placement
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Helens-Hart, Rose – Qualitative Research in Education, 2019
In 2016, Gallup reported 80 percent of recent U.S. college graduates who had visited career services offices (CSO) rated their engagement to be somewhat to very helpful. Quantitative reports such as this provide student views of CSOs, but neither address CSO staff's perceptions of the value of their work nor the tools they use to assist students.…
Descriptors: Career Education, Employment Potential, Career Centers, Universities
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Mallinson, Daniel J.; Burns, Patrick – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
Universities, colleges, and their academic programs are under increasing pressure to demonstrate positive job outcomes for graduates. A degree in political science confers on students a host of transferrable skills, but career paths for using those skills are not always clear. We present one method for leveraging the resources of the campus career…
Descriptors: Public Service, Political Science, Intervention, Decision Making
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Brown, Jason L.; Healy, Michael; McCredie, Tessa; McIlveen, Peter – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
As university graduates face increasingly changing and challenging labour markets and work environments, universities are prioritising the work of helping students develop their graduate employability. As a result, university Career Services and career development practitioners are subject to changing strategic and operational approaches to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Career Centers, Employment Services
Holcomb, Stephanie; Dunford, Amy; Idowu, Fopefoluwa – John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, 2019
Public libraries serve an important role in the U.S. workforce development system by offering a wide range of free career services and job-seeking activities for job seekers and the general public (U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 2017). During the Great Recession, over 30 million people, roughly 10% of the total…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Library Services, Career Centers, Library Role
Hudson, Sean; Klein-Collins, Rebecca – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2018
Colleges and universities are recognizing the need to reimagine their approach to career services support. The old career services model is a reactive one, with career centers that students can seek out if they want to and with services typically including assistance with job searches, resume review, and interview preparation. Today, students face…
Descriptors: College Students, Adult Students, Career Counseling, Colleges
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Halonen, Jane S.; Dunn, Dana S. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Despite the popularity of the psychology major, complaints regularly arise about the value of majoring in psychology. This article reviews the workforce advantages that accrue to successful psychology students and encourages new strategies for emphasizing the professional development goal in the American Psychological Association's…
Descriptors: Psychology, Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, Career Development
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Schwartz, Beth M.; Gregg, Virginia R.; McKee, Mark – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Providing career preparation for our students continues to be a focus for faculty, departments, and institutions. Professional development is most effective when accessible to students in a number of ways. This article presents how career preparation can be incorporated in advising, through programming and assessment in a career center, and in the…
Descriptors: Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Career Centers, Career Counseling
Turner, Linda S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research shows career and technology centers have faced recruitment and retention issues for many years. Although the majority of the centers had declining enrollment a small number saw sustained or increased pupil counts. This descriptive case study was used to discover practices and procedures used by career centers with sustained or increased…
Descriptors: Career Education, Technical Education, Student Recruitment, Declining Enrollment
Fullner, Erin L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In order to provide effective career and professional development services for law students, law schools must build a better understanding of whether student engagement with school-provided career services bears a relationship to post-graduate employment success. The following research examined the relationship between law student engagement with…
Descriptors: Law Students, Employment Services, Employment, College Graduates
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Cruzvergara, Christine Y.; Testani, Joseph A.; Smith, Kelli K. – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2018
This chapter describes the expectations of employers for recent college graduates within the current state of higher education, the resulting career readiness competencies developed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, and the increasing shift for colleges and universities to recognize career readiness as an institutional…
Descriptors: Employer Attitudes, Expectation, Career Centers, College Graduates
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Pun, Raymond; Kubo, Hiromi – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
This paper explores a case study at Fresno State and how the library partners with the career center to support student success in career placement and advancement. The article will share opportunities and challenges in forming and maintaining such partnership and offer some best practices to deliver career research workshops collaboratively.
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Career Development, Career Centers, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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