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dc.contributor.authorReddan, Gregoryen_US
dc.contributor.editorAssociate Professor Richard K. Collen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:09:02Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:09:02Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2011-10-17T07:25:36Z
dc.identifier.issn11752882en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/23345
dc.description.abstractPrior research indicates that some form of career development program is essential to prepare undergraduate students for a competitive employment market. This research examined the benefits gained by students in preparation for the workforce following a program of job-search seminars and mock interviews. The study revealed that the students perceived the program produced significant increases, as indicated by changes in mean scores obtained on the Measure of Guidance Impact (Killeen, 1992). Pre- and post-mean scores of 79.2 and 98.0 were reported, compared with norm values of 82.5 and 93.4. This improvement in mean scores demonstrated the effectiveness of the program, compared with results obtained on a large-scale survey. Students indicated a low participation rate (15%) in voluntary job-search seminars, emphasizing the importance of including these seminars as a required course component in university programs. Generally, participants reported a favourable attitude to the job-search seminars and accompanying printed booklets. The subjects identified a number of benefits as a result of participating in mock interviews, as well as being a member of the interview panel. Overall, the students perceived they had developed a reasonably high level of confidence in preparation for "real-world" scenarios. Keywords: Mock interview; work-integrated learning; student evaluations, Exercise Scienceen_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherNew Zealand Association for Cooperative Educationen_US
dc.publisher.placeNew Zealanden_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.apjce.org/en_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.apjce.org/files/APJCE_09_2_113_127.pdfen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom113en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto127en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Educationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchVocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130213en_US
dc.titleThe benefits of job-search seminars and mock interviews in a work experience courseen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Rehabilitation Sciencesen_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2008 New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2008
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gro.griffith.authorReddan, Gregory


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