Transition in transition out (TiTo): using peer mentoring to assist graduating students transition beyond university

Xenos, Sophia and Chester, Andrea and Burton, Lorelle (2013) Transition in transition out (TiTo): using peer mentoring to assist graduating students transition beyond university. In: International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT 2013) , 26-28 Apr 2013, Madrid, Spain.

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Abstract

Contemplating entry into the workforce can be a daunting process for students as they prepare to complete their undergraduate degree. Final year psychology students can find this process particularly challenging, given that many do not proceed into postgraduate psychology programs and are left to contemplate their options. It is clear that assisting students in this period of transition and improving their work preparedness skills is crucial. This project used a repeated-measures within-subject design to deliver a peer mentoring program across two Australian universities, one face-to-face (RMIT University) and one online (University of Southern Queensland). In the program, final year psychology students mentor first year students and, through this process, develop important work preparedness skills that can be used in their later transition into the workplace. This paper will focus on the impact of the program on the third year student experience, including their preparedness for life beyond their undergraduate degree. The paper will report on the pre- and post-test scores for third year students on measures exploring the five senses of success, learning approaches, preparedness for entry into the workforce, and perceptions of peer mentoring.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Published Version 2013 World Institute for Advanced Research and Science . The individual essays remain the intellectual properties of the contributors.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2014 02:08
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2014 02:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: transition to work, university, peer mentoring
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24839

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