Support Transitions to Workforce, Transfer, and Careers

This page was developed as a synthesis of lessons learned by participants in InTeGrate program models and is part of an extended set of InTeGrate resources on strengthening workforce preparation in degree programs.

Support Transitions at the Course Level

Individual faculty can support their students' transitions by their actions inside the classroom. Addressing local issues, highlighting career opportunities, and helping students develop skills and habits of mind for the workplace are low hanging fruit.

Support Transitions Beyond the Institutional Level

Engaging the governance structures of the institution to collaborate outside the walls of the institution can bring different level of supports into play for students. Forging pathways from K12 through college or graduate study and generating partnerships for potential internships and employment are two common methods at this level.

Support Transitions at the Program or Department Level

Groups of faculty, working at the program or department level, can make larger, more structural changes to in support of students' future success. Structuring programs so that students have multiple opportunities to be successful, gain understanding of potential career pathways, and real-world experience are powerful ways to help students be successful.

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