University-to-work transitions: the role of career self-management in graduate employability and employment success

  • Okay-Somerville, Belgin (Principal Investigator)
  • Scholarios, Dora (Co-investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


This is a two-year, longitudinal research project funded by a British Academy Small Grant which will examine the associations between career self-management, employability and employment success during university-to-work transitions. Waves I and II measure career self-management, intentions and job search strategies during the last year of university and immediately upon graduation, respectively; and Wave III examines employment quality (e.g., skill use), attitudes and well-being six months after graduation. The research will contribute to a more detailed understanding of graduate employability and employment success at a time of increasing uncertainty, and have implications for policymakers, employers, universities and graduates.
Effective start/end date1/09/1431/08/16

Research Output

Disentangling the impact of social disadvantage on 'becoming employable': evidence from STEM student university-to-work transitions

Okay-Somerville, B., Allison, I., Luchinskaya, D. & Scholarios, D., 30 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Studies in Higher Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Position, possession or process? Understanding objective and subjective employability during university-to-work transitions

Okay-Somerville, B. & Scholarios, D., 1 May 2017, In : Studies in Higher Education. 42, 7, p. 1275-1291 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
23 Citations (Scopus)
40 Downloads (Pure)


Influencing graduate career transitions into quality employment

Dora Scholarios (Main contact) & Belgin Okay-Somerville (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalProfessional practice, training and standards, Education, Economic and commerce