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An evaluation of how well undergraduate property students are prepared for commencing their careers

Blake, Andrea & Susilawati, Connie (2009) An evaluation of how well undergraduate property students are prepared for commencing their careers. Pacific Rim Property Research Journal, 15(2), pp. 204-225.

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Abstract

The evolution of property education to adapt to the changing business environment requires changes to course content, methods of delivery and assessment. Many universities have a special interest in understanding how successfully students transition in and transition out of property programs. This study sought the views of final year students engaged in professional employment, employer representatives and representatives from professional associations to assess the preparedness of students to commence professional employment. The study showed that generally students possessed an appropriate level of technical and ‘soft skills’ to enter the professional realm with development required in some areas. All stakeholders agreed that the transition out of university was made more seamless through greater engagement with industry through field work and work experience from the intermediate stages of the property course.

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ID Code: 29486
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Property Education, Graduates, Transition Out, Professional Skills, Work Integrated Learning
ISSN: 1444-8921
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > COMMERCIAL SERVICES (150400) > Real Estate and Valuation Services (150403)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Pacific Rim Real Estate Society
Deposited On: 06 Jan 2010 07:31
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:02

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