Rowena Blokker

Rowena Blokker
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam | VU · Department of Management & Organization

Master of Science

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The focus of this chapter will be on young people making the transition into higher education or further training, as well as the subsequent exit from higher education into the world of work. Career guidance and counselling researchers and practitioners will present an overview of the existing career guidance and counselling (CGC) practices in vari...
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In this chapter we have examined the STWT from a sustainable careers perspective and argued that an adaptive STWT is crucial as a building block for long- term sustainability of careers. We showed that the STWT has become more challenging for young adults and we underlined how individual agency and structural factors can interact to lay an early fo...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the career shocks that young, newly graduated entrepreneurs experience in the process of starting a business. Design/methodology/approach The study adopted a qualitative approach, drawing upon 25 semi-structured interviews with entrepreneurs who recently graduated from university (up to the age of 30...
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Despite the established view that investing in developing one's career competencies would lead to career success and employability, little is known about the role of career shocks (i.e., positive and negative unexpected career-related events) in this relationship. To examine the role of career shocks in the relationship between career competencies,...

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Developing theory, conceptualization, and measurement in the area of career shocks.
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The goal of this PhD project at VU Amsterdam is to examine the key antecedents and consequences of the school-to-work transition in the contemporary career. Among other things, we are following Master's students over time, tracking their progress and analyzing their transition into the labor market.