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Reaching Out in New Ways: Highlights from the History of Alverno's Research Center on Women

Project POWER (Predication of Women’s Entry-Level Requirements), 1974-1977

What career opportunities are available to the female liberal arts student after graduation? This was the question that the RCW strived to answer through the research done via interviews and surveys for Project POWER (Predication of Women's Entry-Level Requirements). The objectives of the project were to "probe from both public and private corporations the specific degree requirements for entry-level jobs in each of the individual departments of every firm contacted, and as a corollary to job prerequisites, the identification of the range of positions available to persons with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree."

 

Below is an article from the November/December issue of Alverno Today describing Project POWER.

This is an article about Project POWER that appeared in the November/December 1974 issue of "Alverno Today"

Here is a link to a printable version of the November/December 1974 Alverno Today article. [PDF]


Here is the project summary statement along with a printable version of it.

Page 1.

This is the first page of the summary statement about Project POWER. It includes the rationale for the project and methodology used.

 

Page 2.

This is the second page of the summary statement about Project POWER. It includes the methodology used and a project evaluation..

 

Page 3.

This is the third page of the summary statement about Project POWER. It includes the final portion of the project evaluation..

Below is a link to a printable version of the Project summary Statement. [PDF]


The form letters seen below accompanied the survey instruments sent to both public and private corporations in order to find out about specific degree requirements for entry-level jobs.

Sample Letter 1.

This is one of two form letters used to accompany survey instruments for ascertaining entry-level job requirements that were sent to corporations as part of Project POWER.

 

Sample Letter 2.

This is one of two form letters used to accompany survey instruments for ascertaining entry-level job requirements that were sent to corporations as part of Project POWER.

Here is a link to printable versions of both form letters. [PDF]