Exploring graduate transition from university to the workplace : employer, academic and graduate perspectives

Savage, Susan M., Davis, Rebekah M., & Miller, Evonne (2009) Exploring graduate transition from university to the workplace : employer, academic and graduate perspectives. In 34th AUBEA Annual Conference: Managing change - challenges in education and construction for the 21st century, 7 - 10 July, 2009, Barossa Valley, South Australia.

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This paper presents the findings of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Professional Education in Built Environment and Design study which explored current key educational challenges facing the built environment and design (BED) sectors. Stakeholders (professionals, academics and students) participated in a seminar (n=35), focus groups (n=22) and an online survey (n=148). The findings highlight the importance of establishing stronger links between academia and practice to ensure BED graduates have the necessary technical and social skills to productively engage and contribute to their discipline during the critical transition-to-work phase of their careers.

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ID Code: 20645
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Professional Education, Built Environment and Design, Transition to Work, Graduate capabilities, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > OTHER BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (129900) > Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified (129999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: 2009 University of South Australia (UniSA) - AUBEA
Deposited On: 05 Jun 2009 04:16
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 04:57

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