Evaluating the impact of career management skills module and internship programme within a university business school

I’ve just published a new article in the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling.

Taylor, A. R., & Hooley, T. (2014). Evaluating the impact of career management skills module and internship programme within a university business school. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, Online first (pp. 1-13).

The article looks at the impact of an intervention on business school graduates’ employability. The intervention was a taught career management skills (CMS) module and an industrial placement year. The study uses data from the destinations of leavers of higher education survey to examine the employability of different groups within the cohort (no intervention, CMS module only and CMS module plus structured work experience). It finds that structured work experience has clear, positive effects on the ability of graduates to secure employment in ‘graduate level’ jobs within six months of graduation. Furthermore, participation in the CMS module also has a clear, positive effect upon the ability of participants to secure employment.

 

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2 comments

  1. Thanks for letting us know, Tristram. Unfortunately I cannot gain access to the full report as I don’t subscribe to the journal. Do you think that this will be published more widely? It’s message is one that I would want to quote to illustrate the importance of career management skills…

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