A study of the impacts of variable factors on built environment graduates’ prospects

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Poon, Joanna and Brownlow, Michael 2016. A study of the impacts of variable factors on built environment graduates’ prospects. International Journal of Construction Education and Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/15578771.2015.1059394
AuthorsPoon, Joanna and Brownlow, Michael
Abstract

This paper investigates the impacts of variable factors, such as practical experience and factors related to study style, on employment outcomes and patterns of built environment graduates in Australia. This paper also compares the employment prospects of different built environment sub-disciplines, including Architecture, Construction, Real Estate and Urban Planning and Regional Studies. Practical experience and the possibility of work with final year employers after graduation were found to have a statistically significant impact on the employment outcomes for graduates of built environment and all of its sub-disciplines. However, degree level and type of university attended were not found to have a statistically significant impact. Attendance type and employment mode in the final year of study had a statistically significant impact on the employment patterns for graduates of built environment and all of its sub-disciplines. The graduates who studied part-time and worked full-time in their final year of study were more likely to secure full-time jobs after graduation. The findings of this paper can be used by built environment graduates to identify the variable factors which they can change in order to enhance their employment prospects.

Year2016
JournalInternational Journal of Construction Education and Research
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN1557-8771
1550-3984
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/15578771.2015.1059394
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621122
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15578771.2015.1059394
hdl:10545/621122
Publication dates26 Jan 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited08 Dec 2016, 11:17
ContributorsUniversity of Salford
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