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Preparing Students From the Academic World to Career Paths: A Comprehensive Guide

Preparing Students From the Academic World to Career Paths: A Comprehensive Guide
Author(s)/Editor(s): Cassandra Sligh Conway (South Carolina State University, USA)and Andy Jiahao Liu (University of Arizona, USA)
Copyright: ©2024
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7999-2
ISBN13: 9781799879992
ISBN10: 1799879992
EISBN13: 9781668483176


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In today’s educational field, to ensure students are prepared to make the transition from education to the workforce, students must develop skills that support them in the working world. Further research on these skills is required to assist learners moving forward.

Preparing Students From the Academic World to Career Paths: A Comprehensive Guide provides a comprehensive guide to preparing minority and first-generation students to transition from the academic world into their chosen career path. The book also provides post-secondary educators and student support staff with suggestions to incorporate the recognition and development of transferrable skills in curriculum and advising. Covering key topics such as career readiness, minority students, and student success, this reference work is ideal for administrators, principals, researchers, scholars, academicians, practitioners, instructors, and students.

Author's/Editor's Biography

Cassandra Sligh Conway (Ed.)
Cassandra Sligh Conway (Ph.D., LPC-A, CRC, GCDF, SAS, aPHR) is a Full Tenured Professor at South Carolina State University. Sligh Conway has authored books, book chapters, and refereed articles on many topics in higher education. Her research focus is on persons with disabilties, adult learners, mentoring, higher education and professional development, disaster preparedness and prevention, substance abuse and early recovery services, and pastoral counseling. Sligh Conway grants toal about 2 million over the last 12 years. Grant and projects include areas such as disaster preparedness/prevention, mentoring, rehabilitation counseling, transportation/food and nutrition services throughout the state of South Carolina, student mentoring, women empowerment, Hope 6 grant project, case management services, and foster care and adoption advocacy services.

Andy Liu (Ed.)
Andy Jiahao Liu is currently a Global Professor of English at University of Arizona, where he delivers international foundations writing courses to multilingual writers. His research interests lie in second language writing, English for research publication purposes, and language testing and assessment. His research has been published in the Journal of Second Language Writing, Innovations in Education and Teaching International, and many others. Besides, Andy is an active and enthusiastic participant in his professional communities. Founding co-chair of the Language Tester Mentoring Program at the International Language Testing Association (ILTA), Andy now serves as the co-chair of the Test-taker Insights in Language Assessment SIG at ILTA. In the TESOL International Association, Andy is the current co-editor of the Applied Linguistics Forum, the newsletter of the Applied Linguistics Interest Section; he was also elected as the incoming Chair of the Second Language Writing Interest section in March 2024.


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