Development and Effectiveness of Educational Programs for Career Search Ability Improvements for Engineering Students

공학계열 대학생들의 진로탐색능력 향상을 위한 프로그램 개발 및 효과

  • Received : 2014.03.14
  • Accepted : 2014.05.15
  • Published : 2014.05.31


The increase of youth unemployment has delivered entire interests in career education by many institutes including universities Thereafter, the emphasis on career education makes the ability on career development be considered as one of the fundamental issues in a human life. There are many efforts to assist students for career exploring by universities, however, the findings through these researches have appeared to be insignificant. As a prat of the efforts to overcome these limitations, this study is to create the appropriate career exploring educational program for college students in engineering. In accordance with the objective of this study, the research was conducted with methodologies such as 1) literature reviews; 2) analysis on the career exploring ability and needs on the related programs focusing on 224 college students in engineering; 3) creation and development of the educational program for career exploring; 4) application of the developed program to twenty three number of college students; 5) result analysis after program implementation. The significant findings and a specific case delivered by this study expect to provide valuable contributions to prospective users who intent to involve in the related educational program.


career search;self-exploring;job exploring;developmental research methodology


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