ERIC Number: EJ1163939
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Tapping into Alumni as a Source of Authentic Information and Advice on Careers in Psychology
Lawson, Timothy J.
Teaching of Psychology, v45 n1 p67-74 Jan 2018
This article describes how my psychology department utilizes our alumni to educate current and prospective students about careers in psychology. I explain how we developed an alumni careers website and on-campus alumni careers sessions for students. High school students and our psychology majors reported that they found this information valuable, but they also valued a broader list of psychology job titles. Nevertheless, students appreciated the fact that the alumni careers information was more reflective of real-world jobs of our university's graduates as compared to the list of job titles.
Descriptors: Alumni, Psychology, Career Choice, Information Sources, Departments, Majors (Students), Web Sites, High School Students, Undergraduate Students, Career Exploration, Student Attitudes, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio