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ERIC Number: EJ1201688
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0251
College and Career Readiness of Southeast Asian American College Students in New England
Uy, Phitsamay S.; Kim, Sue J.; Khuon, Chrisna
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v20 n4 p414-436 Feb 2019
This study discusses the college and career readiness among full-time Southeast Asian American college students in a 4-year public university in New England. Our study consisted of surveys (n = 58) and focus groups (n = 35), of second-generation (born in the United States) or 1.5-generation (immigrated as a youth) college students. While our participants were fairly strong academically, they still struggled to navigate college and many did not feel prepared for careers. We found some variability by majors in the correlation of academic major and career preparedness, and our findings also suggest that Southeast Asian American students shared a number of concerns, such as lack of finances, inconsistent academic advising, and need for more career preparation. Nevertheless, across this heterogeneity, students agreed that peer mentors and effective faculty mentors are invaluable resources and that more such mentors and programs are needed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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