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Burger Flipping or Brain Surgery?The Role of Career Development in a College Success CourseBurger Flipping or Brain Surgery?The Role of Career Development in a College Success CourseMarsha Fralick andBarbara EckenfelsMarsha Fralick andBarbara Eckenfels
OverviewResearch on benefits of career developmentImproving retentionIncreased earningsEssential components of a career development programCareer development at Lone Star Montgomery
College Success: A Study of Positive and Negative AttritionThe successful student had a definite goal or college major. Based on this research, a career development component was added to our college success course.
Noteworthy ResultsImplementing CollegeScope on college campuses has resulted in a 26% increasein persistence rates!87% of students had chosen a major by the end of the course62% of students reported more confidence in their academic skills88% of students rated the course as good or very good
Benefits of Career DevelopmentFolsom and Reardon examined research on career development from 1920-2003Based on 17,600 students
Obvious BenefitsHelps students choose a major and careerIncreases knowledge of career informationHelps students with decision-makingStudents like taking these courses
Career Development Increases:Internal locus of controlSelf-knowledgeCognitive developmentRetentionGraduation rates!
Graduation Rates4 Year collegesOn average, only 40% graduate in 6 yearsCommunity collegesOn average, only 20% graduate in 3 years
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Value of a College EducationA person with a bachelor’s degree earns almost twice as much as a high school graduate.
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Critical Elements of Career DevelopmentCareer assessments with individual interpretation and feedbackCurrent and reliable career infoWritten exercises to engage students
Critical Element: The Assessments
Career AssessmentsDo What You ArePersonality assessmentMI AdvantageMultiple intelligences assessmentIntegrated into the interactive online textbook, CollegeScopeMaterials personalized for each student based on personality type, learning style and multiple intelligences
Do What You AreValid ReliableBased on college scenarios that are easy to read and understandPersonality types (I-E, S-N, T-F, J-P)
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MI AdvantageBased on Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligencesDefinition: The human ability to solve

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