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Abstract Title: Career satisfaction and certainty among physics and other science majors
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Abstract: The retention of undergraduate STEM majors often has many contributing factors. One such factor is the career support that departments and schools provide and how students are able to utilize them. In this study, interviews were conducted with 7 undergraduate science majors to discuss how students perceive their career plan indecision, what resources they found to be most useful, and what additional resources they wish they had. These interviews were analyzed for factors such as types of career support, knowledge of careers, levels of student indecision, and attitudes about career decisions. Among these students, they differed in two dimensions: degree of satisfaction with their current career plans and degree of certainty that they will pursue their current career plans.
Session Time: Poster Session 2
Poster Number: II-40

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Rebecca Verchimak
Coe College
Joliet, IL 60433
Phone: 8154741247
and Co-Presenter(s)
Mark Flores (he/him), McDaniel College
Dina Zohrabi Alaee (she/her), Rochester Institute of Technology
Benjamin M Zwickl (he/him), Rochester Institute of Technology