Research

Research Interests

  • Career/Professional Development and Student Success

  • Career Counseling and Student Advising

  • Graduate Education and Human Resource Development

  • Learning Outcomes Assessment in Student Affairs

  • International Higher Education

  • Gender and Leadership Development

Refereed Journal Publications

  • Seo, G., & Yeo, H. (2020). In pursuit of careers In or beyond the professoriate: What matters to doctoral students when making a career choice? International Journal of Doctoral Studies. 15, 615-635. https://doi.org/10.28945/4652

  • Seo, G., Ahn, J., Huang, W., Makela, J. P., & Yeo, H. (2020 ). Pursuing careers inside or outside academia? Factors associated with doctoral students' career decision making. Journal of Career Development. https://doi.org/10.1177/0894845320907968

  • Seo, G., Huang, W., & Han, S. H. (2017). Conceptual review of underrepresentation of women in senior leadership positions from a perspective of gendered social status in the workplace: Implication for HRD research and practice. Human Resource Development Review, 16(1) 35–59. https://doi.org/10.1177/1534484317690063

  • Seo, G., Hedayati, A. M., & Huang, W. (2017). Identifying core competencies to advance female professors' careers: An exploratory study in U.S. academia. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 41(6), 741-759. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2016.1177167

  • Mehdiabadi, A. H., Seo, G., Huang, W., Han, C. H. (2017). Building Blocks of Contemporary HRD Research: A Citation Analysis on Human Resource Development Quarterly between 2007 and 2013. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 29(4), 20-34. https://doi.org/10.1002/nha3.20197

  • Han, S. H, Seo, G., Yoon, S. W., & Yoon, D. (2016). Transformational leadership and knowledge sharing: Mediating roles of employee’s empowerment, commitment, and citizenship behaviors. Journal of Workplace Learning, 28(3), 130-149. https://doi.org/10.1108/JWL-09-2015-0066

  • Han, S. H, Seo, G., Li, J., & Yoon, S. W. (2016). The mediating effect of organizational commitment and employee empowerment: How transformational leadership impacts employee knowledge sharing intention. Human Resource Development International, 19(2), 98-115. https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2015.1099357

Refereed Book Chapter & Translation

  • Seo, G. & Huang, W. (2017). Social perceptions, gender roles, and female leadership: A theoretical grounding for understanding the underrepresentation of women in top-level management. In Wang, V. C. X. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Strategic Leadership and Management (p.619-630). IGI Global: Hershey, PA. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-1049-9

  • Noe, R. A. (2017). Employee Training and Development. (Han, S. H, Seo, G., & Yoon, S. W., Trans.) Seoul, Korea: Kyungmoon Publishing (ISBN: 978-89-420-0845-2).

Career Development Practitioners Online Articles

Career Development Research Reports & Infographics

  • Seo, G. (2019). Alumni career outcomes: Where do our HPR alumni go? New York, NY: Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medicine.

  • Seo, G., Fortenberry, H. A., & Fenner, K. (2018). Are you career ready? Redefined NACE career readiness competencies tailored to Cornell University. Ithaca, NY. Cornell Career Services.

  • Wang, M. & Seo, G. (2018). Are you career ready? Brief NACE career readiness competencies reflection outcomes: Willard Straight Union peer advisors. Ithaca, NY. Cornell Career Services.

  • Wang, M. & Seo, G. (2018). Are you career ready? Brief NACE career readiness competencies reflection outcomes: Cornell Career Services peer advisors. Ithaca, NY. Cornell Career Services.

  • Makela, J. P., Scholes, D. R., Perlus, J., Seo, G., & Park, U. (2016). Outcomes of the Career Certificate-International program. Champaign, IL: The Career Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Seo, G. (2016). Your collaboration made a difference. [Infographic]. Champaign, IL: The Career Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Makela, J. P., & Seo, G. (2015). Health professions advising outcomes survey. [Brief Report]. Champaign, IL: The Career Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Makela, J. P., Seo, G., Holterman, A. A., Cox, A., Neighbors, B., Pipkins, K., & Sun, H. (2015). Student reflections on individual career counseling. Champaign, IL: The Career Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Yoon, D., Han, S., & Seo, G. (2014). Introduction of accreditation for vocational education: A case of the U.S.A. and Canada. Ulsan, South Korea. Human Resource Development Service of Korea.

  • Seo, G., & Makela, J. P. (2014). Result of the resume review survey at Fall 2014. Champaign, IL: The Career Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Makela, J. P., Seo, G., Sun, H., & Rooney, G. S. (2014). The value of using career services: A comparison of users and non-users. Champaign, IL: The Career Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Makela, J. P., Seo, G. (2014). The value of using career services. [Research Brief]. Champaign, IL: The Career Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Makela, J. P., Sun, H., Seo, G., & Rooney, G. S. (2014). Career services benchmarking: Exploring the results of the 2013 NASPA Career and Professional Aspirations Survey. Champaign, IL: The Career Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Conference Proceedings & Presentations

  • Seo, G. & Huang, X. (under review). Undercover Bosses: A competency-based recruitment program and its virtual transformation. 2021 National Career Development Association Global Conference.

  • Mbodj, A., Mekdessi, I., & Seo, G. (under review). Navigating resource creation & digitization in the time of virtual learning for international students and practitioners. 2021 National Career Development Association Global Conference.

  • Seo, G. & Fortenberry, H. A. (2019, June). What does career readiness competencies mean to you? Redefining them via your own voice. Roundtable for 2019 National Career Development Association Global Conference in Houston, TX. USA.

  • Seo, G., Bolgioni-Smith, A., Otegui, C., & White, L. (2019, June). Understanding GCC’s Virtual Career Expo experiences from stakeholders’ perspectives: Learning outcomes analysis and suggestions for future directions. Invited Poster for 2019 Graduate Career Consortium Annual Conference in New Orleans, FL. USA.

  • Park, U., Seo, G., & Almanza, D. (2018, June). Action-oriented, theory-driven one-on-one career coaching tactics for international students. Roundtable for 2018 National Career Development Association Global Conference in Phoenix, AZ. USA.

  • Seo, G., Otegui, C., & Maxwell, J. (2018, June). Where the Virtual Career Fair is headed to deliver meaningful career connections. Invited Poster for 2018 Graduate Career Consortium Annual Conference in Madison, WI. USA.

  • Makela, J. P., & Seo, G. (2017, June). Crowd-pleasing data management for career services: Accessible, instant, meaningful, easy. Presentation at 2017 National Association of Colleges and Employer in Las Vegas, NV. USA.

  • Seo, G., Yeo, H., Huang, W., & Makela, J. P. (2017, June). Beyond PhD: The role of career development in bridging the gaps to career success of doctorates. Poster for 2017 National Career Development Association Global Conference in Orlando, FL. USA.

  • Park, U., Haycraft, E., & Seo, G. (2017, June). Joy of giving: Volunteering as a win-win-win strategy for clients, volunteers, and career offices. Roundtable for 2017 National Career Development Association Global Conference in Orlando, FL. USA.

  • Seo, G., Makela, J. P., Perlus, J., Scholes, D., & Park, U. (2016, November). Understanding the experiences of international students in job search groups. The Winner of the 2015 Midwest ACE John Steele Grant Award for the Research Project Presentation at the 2016 Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers Trends in Recruiting Conference, Chicago, IL. USA.

  • Makela, J. P., Seo, G., Cox, A., Neighbors, B., & Pipkins, K. (2016, November). Enhancing individual career counseling through analysis of student reflections. The Winner of the 2015 Midwest ACE John Steele Grant Award’s Research Outcomes Presentation at the 2016 Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers Trends in Recruiting Conference in Chicago, IL. USA.

  • Seo, G., & Huang, W. (2017, March). A Conceptual synthesis for underrepresentation of women in top-level management: From a perspective of gendered social status in the workplace. Proceeding Accepted for Presentation at the 2017 AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas in San Antonio, TX, USA.

  • Makela, J. P., Seo, G., & Perlus, J. (2016, June). Crowd-pleasing data management for career services: Easy, accessible, instant, meaningful. Presentation at 2016 National Career Development Association Global Conference in Chicago, IL. USA.

  • Perlus, J., Makela, J. P., Scholes, D., Park, U., Seo, G., & Hoff, K. (2016, May). Evaluating the effectiveness of a career certificate program for international students. Program Presentation at 2016 Society for Vocational Psychology (SVP) Biennial Conference IN Tallahassee, FL. USA.

  • Makela, J. P., Hoff, K., Seo, G., & Perlus, J. (2016, May). College Graduates, Career Services Use, and Career Outcomes: Exploring Relationships. Poster at 2016 Society for Vocational Psychology (SVP): Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice in Vocational Psychology. Biennial Conference IN Tallahassee, FL. USA.

  • Seo, G. (2016, April). From middle to senior management: An integrative literature review of underlying mechanisms for women’s career advancement in the United States. Presentation at 4rd Annual University of Illinois HRD Graduate Student Research Conference Program in Champaign, IL. USA.

  • Park, U., Makela, J. P., & Seo, G. (2015, July). Certification programs for international students. Table Topic Discussion at the 2015 Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers Annual Conference in Lombard, IL. USA.

  • Han, S., Seo, G., & Yoon, S. (2015, February). A study of transformational leadership impacts on employees’ knowledge sharing: Mediating roles of employee’s empowerment, commitment, and citizenship behaviors. Proceedings of the 22th Annual AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas in Saint Louis, MI. USA.

  • Hedayati, A. M., & Seo, G. (2015, February). Contributing fields and principles of human resource development (HRD): Citation analysis of human resource development quarterly journal from 2007 to 2013. Proceedings of the 22th Annual AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas in Saint Louis, MI. USA.

  • Makela, J. P., & Seo, G. (2014, November). Improving individual career counseling through analysis of client reflections. Poster for the 66th Illinois Counseling Association Annual Conference in DeKalb, IL. USA.

  • Makela, J. P., Sun, H., & Seo, G. (2014, July). Going the extra mile to enhance resume reviews. Presentation at the 2014 Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers Annual Conference in Indianapolis, IN. USA.

  • Makela, J. P., Seo, G., & Sun, H. (2014, May). Telling the story of career planning and college recruiting with research and assessment. Webinar presentation for the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers Technology and Trends Committee.

  • Seo, G., & Paek, J. (2013, February). A study on the effects of emotional labor on the organizational adaptation -moderating effect of satisfaction with mentor. Proceedings of the 20th Annual AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas, Arlington, VA. USA.

  • Seo, G., & Paek, J. (2011, December). Literature review of learning effects on corporate E-learning in South Korea. Proceedings of the10th International Conference of the AHRD, Asia Chapter, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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