International students’ university to work transition: research-in-brief

Woodend, Jon, and Arthur, Nancy (2018) International students’ university to work transition: research-in-brief. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 17 (1). pp. 53-55.

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International students are increasingly seeking to attend Canadian educational institutions and the Canadian government has signaled its intention to make international students an important part of immigration policy. Yet, international students often face barriers when integrating into the workforce and many decide to return to their country of origin. In this paper we detailed the preliminary findings from the doctoral thesis underway by the first author, including the results from interviews with seven international students who graduated more than two years but less than nine years ago. We used Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (Smith, Flowers, & Larkin, 2009) and Systems Theory Framework (Patton & McMahon, 2014) to conceptualize the study of how former international students transition to the workforce. The findings from this study offered insights into the influences that were important as they navigated immigration issues related to their transition to the workforce.

Item ID: 61172
Item Type: Article (Scholarly Work)
ISSN: 1499-1853
Copyright Information: Article Open Access under a Creative Commons Non-Commercial No Derivative Works license.
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2020 02:38
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939908 Workforce Transition and Employment @ 50%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9405 Work and Institutional Development > 940501 Employment Patterns and Change @ 50%
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