College to Career: Supporting Mental Health

Researches the following questions: (1) What emotional challenges do college seniors face as they prepare to leave college?; (2) What can colleges do to address these challenges?; (3) What emotional challenges exist for recent college graduates entering the workforce?; and (4) How can employers support the emotional wellbeing of young adult hires? Investigators examined the literature in education, business, psychology and sociology regarding the college-to-career transition. Knowledge gained informed a national survey of 1,929 college seniors, recent graduates and employers exploring specific challenges to the transition, as well as existing strategies to support young adults and their emotional health. Data from the literature review and the survey informed the following recommendations targeting college settings and employers.

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