Transitioning from study to work

Sam Newell

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Universities dedicate significant effort to student orientation, but less is allocated to students as they transition out of university. So, what can students do to help themselves navigate the passage from student to employee? Reflection and metacognition are tools that students can use to manage this transition, as well as determining suitability for their desired job. Specifically, thinking about the ‘point of difference’ that your discipline offers to employers. This article also offers suggestions for gathering insider knowledge from past graduates and promotes good practice in higher education through the implementation of ‘capstone’ courses. Finally, a reminder that successful preparation for work includes the application of knowledge learned in a degree, which can be achieved by seeking out work-integrated learning opportunities or through volunteering.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Specialist publication7 days of Psychology
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

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