Assessing Career Development Curriculum Within a Business Capstone

Authors

  • Molly Wickam Bethel University

Keywords:

business capstone, adult undergraduate, business education, career development, case study research

Abstract

This study sought to assess how career development curriculum embedded in business capstones provides learning experiences that bridge college to career. Experiential learning theory, andragogy, and Social Cognitive Career Theory were used to create and assess a class assignment named Business Capstone Bingo. Case study research design using qualitative descriptive methodology and thematic analysis was employed. Findings showed that participants preferred career development activities over non-career development activities, LinkedIn is a valuable career development tool, and professional resume assistance is helpful to adult undergraduates earning a bachelor’s degree. Recommendations include using an assignment such as Business Capstone Bingo for nontraditional business students because it provides choices for students to explore careers and receive assistance with career development. 

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Published

2023-07-07

How to Cite

Wickam, M. (2023). Assessing Career Development Curriculum Within a Business Capstone. Journal of Research In Business Education, 63(1), 37-48. https://jrbe.nbea.org/index.php/jrbe/article/view/94

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