Special Populations

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    Undeclared Students and the Career Decision

    There is a seemingly endless supply of tools and tips for helping the undeclared student figure out what they want to do with their life. This process is difficult for students, challenging them to develop self-awareness alongside visions for the future.

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    First-Generation Students and Job Success

    Using data from NACE’s 2016 Student Survey, NACE research looks at factors that may influence the job success of first-generation students.

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    Serving Rural Students

    Many colleges are placing a renewed emphasis on recruiting rural students. Are career centers prepared to help them when they get there?

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    Career Development Needs of First-Generation Students

    First-generation have unique career development needs that career services can address.

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    Undecided or Declared: Engaging Distinct Student Populations in Career Education

    Research surfaced a number of insights about the nature of undecided and declared students in the arts and sciences and what unique and distinct barriers they face in engaging with career education.

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    The Plight of the Undecided Student

    What makes undecided students tick? Two professors at University of Cincinnati evaluated a group of undecided students to find out and developed recommendations to support students who don’t want to be pinned down.

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    Career Considerations of LGBTQ Students

    College students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) experience unique challenges in the area of career preparation.

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    The Importance of Career Services Establishing Pathways for Military-Connected Students

    When working with military-connected students, it is important to keep in mind that while they face many of the same challenges as other students, their path to success can differ.

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