Career Planning: Its Implementation and Impact

Authors

  • Yunfan Zhang
  • Gemma M. Perey

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54097/xwwiwsoy

Keywords:

Career planning, Implementation, Impact

Abstract

Career planning initiatives among university and college students stand as pivotal mechanisms for equipping individuals with the essential skills and direction needed to navigate their professional journeys. This study explores the multifaceted landscape of career planning interventions, examining their transformative impacts and the persistent challenges hindering their comprehensive effectiveness. The research delves into the positive impacts, such as enhanced decision-making skills, increased career clarity, job satisfaction, academic performance improvement, and a culture of professional growth and adaptability. However, prevalent challenges, including limited resource accessibility, generic guidance, cultural barriers, practical experience deficits, and misalignment with academic curricula, impede the holistic efficacy of these programs. Recommendations are drawn from these identified challenges to foster a more inclusive and supportive career planning ecosystem. Proposals include enhancing resource accessibility through centralized career resource centers, providing tailored guidance and cultural sensitivity training, expanding practical experiences and networking opportunities, and seamlessly integrating career planning into academic curricula. The study underscores the importance of continuous evaluation and adaptation to ensure the responsiveness of career planning initiatives to evolving student needs.

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Published

03-01-2024

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How to Cite

Zhang, Y., & Perey, G. M. (2024). Career Planning: Its Implementation and Impact. Mathematical Modeling and Algorithm Application, 1(1), 16-19. https://doi.org/10.54097/xwwiwsoy