Faculty Scholarship 1994 - Present

A Three-Part Program to Better Prepare College of Business Students to Obtain Professional Employment Upon Graduation

This paper describes a program prepared jointly by the College of Business and the career counseling and advising center at a regional university. The program spans the freshman, junior, and senior years. It is designed to accomplish the following objectives: 1) integrate student self assessment and career and business major exploration into the freshman year experience, 2) provide junior-year students with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct a successful job search (including the preparation of a professional resume), and 3) prepare senior-year students for interviews. The program includes student preparation of professional employment action plans during the junior year. The goal of these plans is to help each student identify specific actions they can take to enhance their employment marketability prior to graduation.