The Undecided College Student: An Academic And Career Advising Challenge

The Undecided College Student: An Academic And Career Advising Challenge

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Virginia N. Gordon;George E. Steele
  • Publish Date: 2015-06-10


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The world of technology is advancing at a rapid pace. New career fields are emerging, new interdisciplinary majors are being developed, and new college majors are being formed to prepare students for an ever-changing workplace. This revised edition provides extensive and systematic accounts of research (old and new), model programs for assisting students, and diverse theory for understanding the undecided college student. The text focuses on the unique needs of college students who are undecided regarding a field of study and/or career path, and the various approaches that advisers and counselors may take. A comprehensive examination of the undecided college student is offered, from a review of the vast research to the practical methods for advising and counseling. The book includes many ways in which the Internet serves as a useful tool for assisting the gathering of resources for the undecided college student. In addition, theoretical frameworks relevant to undecided students, types of undecided students, administrative models and scopes of services, program components, and exemplary practices are discussed. Advisors, counselors, and faculty will garner useful theoretical and practical information that can be applied in individual counseling, group settings, and workshops.

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