Karley Clayton and Jim McAtee
March 1, 2018
At Ball State University, a quantitative study of over 14,000 student records suggested career interventions influence retention and four-year graduation rates. The KEY (Knowledge+Experience+You) Careers program has influenced student success by encouraging all incoming students to develop their vocational identity during their first year of college. KEY Careers participants’ four-year graduation rates were nearly 15% higher than non-participants and were retained at 86.3% compared to 77.6% for non-participants. Here are recommendations to implement a successful career intervention for an entire cohort of students:
If you want to learn more about career interventions, attend How Career Interventions for all Incoming First-Year Students Impact Retention and Four-Year Graduation Rates (Program ID: 47902) at NASPA or visit the Ball State Career Center website.
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