Career Guidance

by Ross M. Lanius, Jr., (M.ASCE), Asst. Prof.; Civ. Engrg. Dept., Univ. of New Haven, West Haven, CT,

Serial Information: Engineering Issues: Journal of Professional Activities, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 2, Pg. 111-118

Document Type: Journal Paper


A pilot career guidance program covering 20 high schools was conducted by the Connecticut Section, ASCE, during 1972-73. Guidance counselors were visited by section members and this visit led to a variety of activities interacting the section member with the students. Some activities included participating in day and evening career programs at junior and senior high schools, and assisting an industrial arts class that was studying construction. Contact with youth can also be made through school science club advisors and civic, service, and state professional engineering societies that have career guidance committees. The Career Guidance Committee should include a chairman, an assistant chairman to handle publicity, literature, audio visual, etc., and area coordinators for each 15 members who are visiting schools. Career guidance is a public service and all who participate benefit.

Subject Headings: Professional development | School (K-12) | Students | School buildings | Construction management | Professional practice | Professional societies | Public services | Connecticut | United States

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