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The role of Career Services in facilitating local economic growth - opening doors to students understanding of local opportunities
The Canadian Journal of Career Development (2011)
  • Jennifer Massey, Baylor University
  • Yolande Chan, Queen's University - Kingston, Ontario
  • Sean Field, Queen's University - Kingston, Ontario
Abstract
This study discusses opportunities for municipal governments and university administration to work together to support local economic development in mid-sized university cities. It identifies the largely-neglected, but valuable, labour market that literally surrounds the campus in these cities, as places of opportunity. The paper suggests that the university campus provides a place in which effort to retain creative workers can emerge in cities that typically struggle to attract this workforce. It highlights an important role for Career Services in supporting local economic developmnet by opening doors to students' understanding of local opportunities. The empirical data presented in this paper was collected from students at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. However, the findings of this study have implications for career educators, student affairs professionals, economic developers and planners across North America.
Keywords
  • toen-gown,
  • career development,
  • career education
Publication Date
2011
Citation Information
Jennifer Massey, Yolande Chan and Sean Field. "The role of Career Services in facilitating local economic growth - opening doors to students understanding of local opportunities" The Canadian Journal of Career Development Vol. 10 Iss. 1 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jennifer_massey/6/