Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Vocational guidance--Study and teaching (Higher);
Student development is an amazing progression, but many students are ill-prepared when they enter post-graduate life, particularly in the realm of their career, where the industry of business has a mission that is clearly dualistic. The transition for recent graduates often creates feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt because the campus culture is significantly different from that of corporate America. Businesses want students who are able to fill into positions quickly and easily: this means people who can think critically, work well with teams, and have defined self-vision. Corporate America typically values the same ideals of student development, but somewhere between the campus and the career, students realize they are the product of two fundamentally different systems.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Carolyn R. Bair
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©2003 Matthew D. Nuese
Nuese, Matthew D., "Bridging the gap : the role of student development in preparing students for the job market" (2003). Graduate Research Papers. 1277.