Handbook for the College and University Career Center

Synopsis

This professional reference provides a comprehensive historical, theoretical, and practical overview of career centers in colleges and universities. The authors trace the evolution of the delivery of college career services and they review various career center models. They provide information and strategies that are necessary for the planning, organization, staffing, funding, and management of a college career center. They review a range of services that may be provided by such centers, including counseling, assessment, computer-based guidance systems, programming, career information, and placement. While the focus of the book is on practicality, the authors consistently demonstrate how theory should guide practice. Included are examples of forms, policies, and strategies that have proven to be effective, along with extensive bibliographies at the end of each chapter.