A Model for Career Centers to Support Student Career Development: A Delivery Tool for Modern Career Centers




Jones, Christopher, II

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop an ideal career center model that supports student career development and can be used by all career center directors. Methods: An electronic survey was sent to 112 career center professionals to determine if the preliminary model was sound. Frequency distribution was used to present responses to the questions. Open-ended recommendations were also solicited to provide input in creating the revised model. Conclusion: The existing model was affirmed by career center professionals, and no changes or additions were needed. The resulting model consists of the following career development themes: career counseling, experiential learning, and employer connections.


An Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Texas State University-San Marcos, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Fall 2012.


career centers, career services, student career development, career development theory, experiential learning, career counseling, career connections, Public Administration


Jones, C. (2012). A model for career centers to support student career development: A delivery tool for modern career centers. Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.


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