Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions
Generating research evidence and tools to help postsecondary institutions create student-centered pathways to post-graduate success.
NACA Team Wins Collaborative NSF Grant with the University of Texas System LSAMP
Closing the Doors of Opportunity: A Field Theoretic Analysis of the Prevalence and Nature of Obstacles to College Internships
Our mission at CCWT is to generate evidence, educational programs, and research tools that promote the career development and wellness of students as they seek post-graduate success. In this work we center and amplify the voices and interests of all students, especially those historically marginalized in higher education and the labor market, with the aim to facilitate institutional and societal change.
64% of students who did not take an internship had desired to do so but could not due to scheduling conflicts with work, insufficient pay, and lack of placements in their disciplines.
A longitudinal mixed-methods study at 14 campuses across the nation, exploring the impacts of specific features of internships on student success and issues with access/equity
The Tuned In Labs is a research-based, student-led series of workshops designed to support the well-being and mental health of college students of color
The Networks and Cultural Assets (NACA) project documents career-related networks and community cultural wealth of students of color to inform campus outreach and student services
This pilot project is exploring if and how higher education is incorporating climate-related issues into career advising and skills-focused teaching/faculty PD
Our work on career readiness aims to help institutions strategize how to embed a culturally responsive focus on skills and career preparedness throughout a student’s entire college experiences
News and Events
Mindi Thompson and Matthew Hora, co-directors of CCWT, have received an $838,959 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
CCWT releases a new paper on unpaid internships at Minority Serving Institutions. Read more here.
CCWT is excited to announce a stellar lineup for our Spring 2023 Seminar Series. Join us on 2/6 for a for a talk on measuring career readiness with Dr. Allison Lombardi (U Conn) on 2/6. Dr. Heather Fischer & Dr. Martin Storksdieck (Oregon State University, STEM Research Center) discuss assessing skills in postsecondary courses on 2/22.
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