This session will feature the results of a recent study that was conducted with nearly 1,200 college students. The research is grounded in Lent’s Social Cognitive Career Theory and Dweck’s Mindsets’ Theory. Results will provide practitioners with a general understanding of the influence of academic aptitude, social influences, and mindsets on postsecondary degree choice. Differences between genders as well as students who choose STEM versus non-STEM degrees will be discussed.


Jennifer Jirous, PhD
State Program and Pathways Manager, Colorado Department of Education