Dissertation: Katherine Punteney

Cohort 2, published 2011


Inspiring Students' Pursuit of International Careers


Amidst a U.S. policy context that is ardently promoting the education of U.S. undergraduates for greater participation in world politics, trade, and cultural exchange, institutions of higher education are increasingly committing their campuses to preparing students for professional and civic lives in a global world. Yet, among the many approaches taken by institutions to internationalize their campuses, career development and career counseling are underutilized methods of preparing students for international careers. This study focuses on the construct of career capital and examines the effects of an international career exploration module in general education classes on students’ interest in and knowledge of international career options, arguing that the use of such a module is an effective method of preparing students for international careers.

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