Is there a job after college?: Higher education’s impact on transition from school to work

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2013-12-1
Bayırbağ, Mustafa Kemal
This article examines the impact of the design/organisation of higher education system on the determination of the career paths, and thus the patterns of post-graduate unemployment, of university students. The findings of the article come from a field research conducted among the 2011 graduates of the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences (FEAS) of Middle East Technical University (METU). The research results highlight the existence of four different strategies as students cope with the transition from school to work: “Career orientation”, “Further investment”, “Many eggs in many baskets”, “Wait-and-see”, and discusses the possible reasons behind post-graduate unemployment accordingly.

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M. K. Bayırbağ, “Is there a job after college?: Higher education’s impact on transition from school to work,” ODTÜ Gelişme Dergisi, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 465–492, 2013, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: http://www2.feas.metu.edu.tr/metusd/ojs/index.php/metusd/article/view/666.