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Topics covered include:

  • Graduate employability,
  • Career interventions,
  • Self-efficacy,
  • Economic value of guidance,
  • Impact of career development on organizations,
  • Impact on retention and academic performance,
  • Impact on job performance and career satisfaction,
  • and more.

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(Updated March 2017)

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