Campus to Career Mentor Project for Students with Disabilities. Project Manual.Report as inadecuate

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This project attempted to improve the career preparedness of college students with disabilities by providing them with career transition workshops and professional mentors. Major activities included: (1) recruitment and matching of 58 students with disabilities and 46 mentors, combined with mentor training; (2) workshops for staff and students about project services; (3) job shadowing and summer work experiences at the mentors' workplaces; (4) ongoing interaction between mentor and students; (5) student-developed career portfolios; and (6) project evaluation and dissemination. The project was implemented at five campuses of the University of California and California State University. Emphasis was on integrating project services with existing campus services. This manual explains how students and counselors used the portfolio process to identify career issues, address them, and plan transition to work. The use of brainstorming techniques to develop self-determination skills is also addressed. Also analyzed is the mentor and student interaction, along with guidelines for mentors. The manual summarizes the project's activities in providing work experience, on-going outreach, and evaluation. Project evaluation indicated project activities were accomplished, but limitations were found due to the multiple sites involved, and inappropriateness of the workshops for students. Appended are recruitment materials, information about ongoing outreach, the guidelines for the portfolio process, and details of project administration. A diskette includes selected materials from the manual. (DB)

Descriptors: Brainstorming, Career Education, Career Guidance, College Students, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Higher Education, Integrated Services, Interaction, Mentors, Portfolio Assessment, Program Evaluation, Self Determination, Student Development, Student Educational Objectives, Student Personnel Services, Transitional Programs

Campus to Career Mentor Project for Students with Disabilities, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, Administration 359, San Francisco, CA 94132; phone: 415-338-3382.

Author: Koehmstedt, Steve; Edman, Jeff; Contreras, Angel; Campisi, Catherine; Longmore, Paul; Kilbourne, Joan


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