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You are reading: myfuture Insights — Making career decisions: How influencers can help

Dr Lynette Vernon, Edith Cowan University and NCSEHE, and Dr Catherine Drane, NCSEHE

myfuture Insights series

myfuture draws on professional research and theory to build an evidence base that informs and supports users’ transition from study to the world of work.

Backed by subject matter expertise and research, myfuture’s Insights series seeks to explore how this evidence base drives the development of the service forward.

The latest Insights paper discusses how influencers can support young people to make informed career choices by seeking out an independent career information website, such as myfuture, and researching scholarship opportunities.

Making career decisions: How influencers can help was written by Dr Lynette Vernon, School of Education, Edith Cowan University and Dr Catherine Drane, National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, Curtin University.

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