Knowledge and Risk: Choices and Decisions in the Career Selection Process Among University Students
Keywords:Knowledge, Risk, Choices, Career, Career selection, University Students, Post-secondary
The processes and resources university students employ for their career planning have become more important in the contemporary globalized economy. Demand for higher levels of education along with fluctuations in job availability and security are influencing students’ vocational choices. One hundred eight students were surveyed on their choices of a career, informational and other resources supporting their choices. Four broad occupational categories were observed among student responses as potential career avenues. By making comparisons with similar recent surveys in Canada in terms of students’
use of resources, we make an attempt to assess the viability of their decisions with respect to employment projections, and conclude with notes on the policy implications within universities.
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