Bridge to Employment program participant sitting with his mentor

The power of relationships in college and career readiness programs

Three years ago, I wrote a post about how college and career readiness programs can make a difference for students. In 2018, we had just completed a study of the Bridge to Employment (BTE) program examining how it influenced participants’ education and career decisions after graduation. Since then, my co-authors and I narrowed down our initial study to focus on its qualitative findings for our new paper in Career Development Quarterly. In this post, I’ll focus on one specific finding – the power of relationships in college and career preparation – and share additional detail beyond what was included in the paper.

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