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