Planning for success: graduates' career planning and its effect on graduate outcomes


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This report presents findings from the planning for success survey, which examined student outcomes and career planning strategies. The report looks to: (1) understand career planning strategies and how they affect student outcomes; and (2) identify factors associated with positive graduate outcomes. The study examined a cohort of UK domiciled students who completed their full-time undergraduate study in 2011/12 and were aged 18-21 at the outset of their study. The cohort consisted of 7,500 students drawn from 27 institutions. The study combined data from the six month Destination of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Students; Career development; Employment; Outcomes; Research

Keywords: Graduates; Student behaviour; Career planning; Career goal; Career guidance; Work experience; Job searching; Transition from education and training to employment; Outcomes of education and training; Employment status; Employability; Longitudinal study; Follow up study

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: Manchester, England: Department for Education, 2017

Physical description: 146 p. (report) + 91 p. (technical annex)

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Series: DfE research report; no. DFE-RR668

ISBN: 9781781057285 (report); 9781781057308 (technical annex)

Resource type: Government report or paper

Rights: Copyright IFF Research 2017

Document number: TD/TNC 128.112

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