Date Approved

5-15-2018

Embargo Period

5-16-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

MA Higher Education

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Sisco, Burton R.

Second Advisor

Walpole, MaryBeth

Subject(s)

Vocational guidance; College students--New Jersey

Disciplines

Higher Education | Student Counseling and Personnel Services

Abstract

This research examines the roles of self-efficacy, attitudes towards the services offered; strategies and guidance, and career planning play a part in how the student views their career knowledge base. The primary focus of the study is on the students who used the services of the Career Advancement Center located on the 2nd Floor in Savitz Hall. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of utilizing the career services, which are provided to the students on campus, and how it could help improve their career readiness. By studying students career confidence, the hope is to see if the services are in fact helping to prepare students in their career process. The study examined whether participating and taking advantage of the services offered does indeed build on the career confidence of students. With the use of a survey this study found that students who physically came into the office, attended various career center events, and those who used the on-line resume critique database did indeed report that career confidence was enhanced from the services. Recommendations are to emphasize career development in the earliest stages of a student's academic career. Services should be a vital part of every freshmen entering into Rowan University.

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