Date Approved

5-16-2019

Embargo Period

5-17-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

MA Higher Education

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

McCombs, Tyrone

Second Advisor

Walpole, MaryBeth

Third Advisor

Tinnin, Andrew

Subject(s)

Counseling in higher education

Disciplines

Academic Advising | Higher Education

Abstract

The goal of this study was to investigate whether current Rowan University students feel they are motivated to reach their career goals. The study further explored the attitudes and understanding of the advising process of students and their use of career planning related services. Subjects included Rowan University students who had visited the University Advising Center or the Office of Career Advancement. Student responses were gathered using an Advising and Career survey measuring responses on a Likert scale. Data were analyzed to determine the mean score of student career motivation and understanding of their role in achieving their career goals. Results of the data revealed positive attitudes about the advising students had received at Rowan University. Findings of the data revealed more positive attitudes toward Rowan advisors. Data also reveals overall students believe they are being properly prepared by Rowan University to achieve career goals.

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