A Study on Thinking about Career Cognitive Planning Education for College Music Students


  •   Jue Lian


Music major college students are a unique group in both general universities and conservatories. They have strong personalities, rich feelings, and have the youth and vitality of art students. Therefore, it is of great relevance to develop career education based on the main characteristics of music major college students. For music majors, there are relatively various career paths, such as music education, performance, broadcasting, media, and other industries. Therefore, the “employment issue” for most music majors has become one of the more popular topics at present.

This paper explores the current career planning as well as career awareness of music college students by using 259 college students enrolled in the Department of Music of Inner Mongolia Normal University in 2017 and 2018 as the main research subjects. The results show that only 6% of music major college students know a lot about employment policies, and still 38% of music major college students know less about employment policies as well as career awareness. The results show that the overall status of career planning development of music majors is at an intermediate level and still needs to be improved.

Therefore, it is very meaningful and important for universities to strengthen the career planning education for music majors’ career awareness.

Keywords: career awareness, career planning, college students majoring in music, employment issues


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How to Cite
Lian, J. (2023). A Study on Thinking about Career Cognitive Planning Education for College Music Students. European Journal of Education and Pedagogy, 4(2), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejedu.2023.4.2.584