Corporate Recruiters' Perceived Value of Study Abroad and International Travel Experiences.

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Title: Corporate Recruiters' Perceived Value of Study Abroad and International Travel Experiences.
Author: Peacock, Jessica Ivy
Advisors: Beth Wilson, Committee Member
Gene Brothers, Committee Chair
Larry Gustke, Committee Member
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to develop a comprehensive listing of the character traits and personal gains students who participate in study abroad have claimed to acquire from international trips abroad (from secondary data sources) and to determine whether these are congruent with the desires of corporate recruiters and hiring managers. This study was also used to determine if and how corporate criteria is used to evaluate study abroad/international travel experiences during the resume portion of interviews. Conclusions were made from the results of personal interviews regarding the themes which emerge about travel/study abroad and employability. This study contributed to a general understanding of company interviewing procedures and the role study abroad and international travel experiences associated with studying abroad during interviews. Recommendations were made based on interaction between human resource directors, hiring managers and campus recruiters during the interview process of this study.
Date: 2005-07-27
Degree: MS
Discipline: Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
URI: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/1400


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