Publication Date

Summer 8-9-2021

Document Type

Action research project: USD users only.

Degree Name

MA Higher Education Leadership


Leadership Studies


This action research project engaged with a Lettered Multicultural Council (LMC) organization at the University of San Diego (USD) to understand their perception and knowledge of career readiness in the context of their leadership role(s). Seven LMC members participated in mixed research methods such as personality assessments, surveys, interviews, focus groups, and workshops. My research questions were: How can I help facilitate a process for students to understand the ways that fraternity and sorority experience can contribute to their future career endeavors? Also, how can the Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) Office incorporate the understanding of students’ perspectives on career readiness into advising and programming to develop students professionally? My mixed methods approach revealed the student-leaders’ perception and knowledge of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) career readiness competencies, ability to identify transferable skills from their leadership role(s), and the benefits of incorporating career development into advising and programming for FSL at USD.

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