Satisfaction and getting a career:Employment expectations of undergraduate students and their use of support services

James-Maceachern, Melissa (2017) Satisfaction and getting a career:Employment expectations of undergraduate students and their use of support services. In: Proceedings of the 3 rd International Conference on Higher Education Advances. Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València, ESP, pp. 133-142. ISBN 9788490485903

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore the factors that affect higher education student satisfaction and future employment and their use of career and other support services while attending an institution. The descriptive results of this study suggest that while student satisfaction may be relatively similar for all academic programs, students utilize career and other support services very little. Most notably, the results also indicate students’ expectations for employment was not related to their experience issuing these services. On the contrary, they were mostly satisfied with their academic and personal development. In essence, students felt prepared for the workplace based on their academic experiences rather than through other supports offered by the institution. This paper suggests that institutions efforts are best placed on the academic and learning experience available to their students versus career and support services.

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09 May 2018 08:16
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