Career Repertoires of IT Students: A Group Counselling Case Study in Higher Education
IJFEVG Volume 13, Number 3, ISSN 0251-2513
Uncertainty about future career prospects has increased enormously for students enrolled in higher education Information Technology (IT) programs. However, many computer science programmes pay little attention to career counselling. This article reports the results of a pilot study intended to develop group counselling for IT students to promote the students' agency concerning their future careers. The group counselling discussions were analysed from the discourse-analytic perspective. Five repertoires were found: the status, the professional career, the pedagogical orientation, the employability, and the emergency plan repertoires.
Penttinen, L. & Vesisenaho, M. (2013). Career Repertoires of IT Students: A Group Counselling Case Study in Higher Education. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 13(3), 203-215.