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Gerloff, Axel; Reinhard, Karin – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
There is mutual agreement about the need for internationalization in higher education. However, there is no consensus regarding the best practice. Universities offering cooperative and work-integrated education have a comparative advantage in providing their graduates with capabilities needed on the labor market. They face the challenge to develop…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Cooperative Education, Work Experience
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Kiriri, Peter N. – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
The concept of work-integrated learning (WIL) is significant as it has a considerable influence on a student's fitness for the workplace upon graduation. This paper aims to determine the perception of graduates of the United States International University -- Africa (USIU-A) towards the quality of the internship program and especially the effects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internship Programs, Work Experience Programs, College Graduates
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Antwi, Ransford; Duncan, Denise D.; Tsegah, Marian – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
This research sought to investigate the perceived relevance of cooperative education to final year students of the Communication Studies Department at Central University (CU) in Ghana. The research employed a qualitative approach to examine how interns perceived the relevance of courses offered by the department to the world of work with emphasis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Education, College Seniors, Internship Programs
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Jackson, Denise – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
There is broad acknowledgement that higher education should produce career-ready graduates and the role of practical experience--such as part-time employment, unregulated extra-curricular internships and work-integrated learning (WIL)--in achieving this. WIL is critical for developing the non-technical skills, disciplinary expertise and career…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Workplace Learning, Foreign Countries, Integrated Activities
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Desai, Farzanah; Seaholme, Tim – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
The aim of this study was to evaluate undergraduate exercise and sport science students' learning experiences in a strength and conditioning internship. There was a special emphasis on the interns' personal development, the influence of supervision (academic supervisor functioning as a dual professional) and feedback on their development as a…
Descriptors: Muscular Strength, Physical Fitness, Internship Programs, Exercise
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Andrade, Andrew; Chopra, Shivangi; Nurlybayev, Bahra; Golab, Lukasz – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
This paper investigates the impact of entrepreneurship on cooperative job creation in a large North American post-secondary institution. The data-driven analysis is enabled by two unique datasets: a list of companies started by the institution's engineering students and faculty, and a database of the institution's cooperative education (co-op)…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Cooperative Education, Job Development, Foreign Countries
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Hardie, Geraldine; Almeida, Shamika; Ross, Pauline J. – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
Internships are becoming more relevant to universities as they provide students with practical skills that can be aligned with their career aspirations. Typically, successful undergraduate internship programs depend on the efficiency and design of the university internship program; the student commitment to the internship; and host organization's…
Descriptors: Mentors, Undergraduate Students, Internship Programs, Case Studies