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Graduate Transition

Lu Ann Dietrich

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132 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.9in. x 0.6in.There are more students than ever before enrolled inUniversity, however, research focusing on thetransition out of university is very limited. Thisstudy begins to tell the story of studentsexperience of transition from university into thereal world. This study uses a phenomenologicalapproach to explore the transition of three men andthree women in the year following their graduation. Narratives and individual interviews were used tocapture participant experiences and identify commonthemes. Results highlighted the loss ofparticipants student role as a significant featureof the transition experience, touching variousaspects of their experience post-graduation. Severaltheme emerged, including: mixed emotions, first Fallout, planfulness, moving on, growing up, gainingmeaningful employment, reality check, financialconcerns, changing social network, and the need forvalidation. One of the most pronounced themes wasparticipants negative reflections on their degreeand its value in the real world. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783639048193

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Title: Graduate Transition

Publisher: VDM Verlag

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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There are more students than ever before enrolled inUniversity, however, research focusing on thetransition out of university is very limited. Thisstudy begins to tell the story of students'experience of transition from university into thereal world. This study uses a phenomenologicalapproach to explore the transition of three men andthree women in the year following their graduation. Narratives and individual interviews were used tocapture participant experiences and identify commonthemes. Results highlighted the loss ofparticipants' student role as a significant featureof the transition experience, touching variousaspects of their experience post-graduation. Severaltheme emerged, including: mixed emotions, first Fallout, planfulness, moving on, growing up, gainingmeaningful employment, reality check, financialconcerns, changing social network, and the need forvalidation. One of the most pronounced themes wasparticipants' negative reflections on their degreeand it's value in the real world.

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Lu Ann Dietrich is a graduate of Counselling Psychology from theUniversity of New Brunswick. She has been involved in supportingstudent success in various roles for the past decade at severalCanadian Universities. Graduate Transitions is her firstpublished work.

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