Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 23 November 2020

Abstract and Keywords

Broadly speaking, it is well-documented what society and employers want from college graduates. Due to the unavailability of data, however, it is less clear what the specific expectations are regarding bachelor’s degree recipients in psychology. After reviewing the available data about employer concerns and needs, I highlight the potential benefits of a career development course in psychology, centering on the existing empirical evidence that supports beneficial student outcomes. Specific recommendations are offered at the conclusion of chapter, focusing on national needs and better coordination of efforts so that best practices can be identified and evidence-based success stories can be shared with students and instructors.

Keywords: career-development courses, psychology major, employers needs, skills and abilities

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.