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Developing career management competencies among undergraduates and the role of work-integrated learning

Jackson, Denise; Wilton, Nicholas

Authors

Denise Jackson

Nicholas Wilton Nicholas.Wilton@uwe.ac.uk
Faculty Academic Director - Strategic Partnerships



Abstract

© 2016 Taylor & Francis. This paper explores undergraduate capabilities in career self-management and the influence of work-integrated learning (WIL). Career management competencies are an important aspect of individual employability and impact on wellbeing, graduate job attainment and long-term career success. Enhanced competencies among graduates can assist Faculty in achieving strong employment outcomes and support industry partners who wish to employ graduates able to self-manage their career pathways effectively amid flatter organisational structures and greater employee mobility. Our findings indicate that business undergraduates at one UK and one Australian university consider themselves reasonably proficient in career self-management yet variations exist across the different dimensions of self-awareness, opportunity awareness, decision-making learning and transition learning. Participation in work placements and study and employment characteristics influenced certain elements of career self-management. Our study highlights the importance of nurturing career management competencies in undergraduates and we discuss strategies, particularly in relation to WIL, which may promote effective career self-management.

Citation

Jackson, D., & Wilton, N. (2016). Developing career management competencies among undergraduates and the role of work-integrated learning. Teaching in Higher Education, 21(3), 266-286. https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2015.1136281

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 21, 2015
Publication Date Apr 2, 2016
Journal Teaching in Higher Education
Print ISSN 1356-2517
Electronic ISSN 1470-1294
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 21
Issue 3
Pages 266-286
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2015.1136281
Keywords career management competencies, work-integrated learning, employability, employment
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/915062
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2015.1136281
Additional Information Additional Information : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Teaching in Higher Education on 21 January 2016, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13562517.2015.1136281

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