International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

An Investigation into a Career Day on a Student’s Choice of Profession
Victoria Kaskey

The rationale of this study was to investigate whether high school students felt that a university- sponsored career day provided them with enough information about accounting in order to make an informed decision about a potential career in the field. Students from five, Northeast Ohio high schools attended a career day at Ashland University, Ohio, USA. After several presentations and activities, students were questioned about their future career plans as well as their view of the most valuable presentations. Results indicate the career day provided students with valuable information to make informed decisions. Although this study involved the field of accounting, the purpose was to focus on the impact a career day has on the intent to enter any particular profession.

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