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ERIC Number: ED579912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 183
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-0-3552-3953-9
Women in Technology: College Experiences That Are Correlated with Long-Term Career Success
Moreno, Melissa Gearhart
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Creighton University
Women are underrepresented in technology careers because they pursue technology degrees less frequently and leave technology careers at greater numbers than do men. By analyzing a representative dataset of college graduates with degrees in computer science, computer engineering, and management information systems, this study identified correlations between specific college experiences of female technologists and long-term career success. Exposure to role models and opportunities to apply classroom learning to real world problems were found to increase the likelihood of long-term career success for female technology graduates while participation in campus life was not found to be significantly correlated with such success. These findings were used to create evidence-based recommendations for degree-granting universities to improve career outcomes for their female technology graduates, which included hiring professors that engage students in learning and make them feel cared for as individuals, creating peer and professional mentoring programs, establishing internship programs, and celebrating diversity. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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