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Peltola, Arlene – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
A recent (2017) study of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the unemployment rate for 20-24-year-olds, the age when many graduate from university and enter the workforce, is nearly twice that of all other age groups. The startling statistic suggests that more can be done to better prepare undergraduates for the workplace.…
Descriptors: Public Relations, Career Readiness, Employment Potential, Workplace Learning
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Nevison, Colleen; Cormier, Lauren; Pretti, Judene; Drewery, David – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
While a growing body of literature in cooperative education (co-op) has seen an increased focus on what makes for a quality work term for the student, few studies investigate the satisfaction of the co-op supervisor. This paper seeks to address how supervisors perceive the role of the co-op student in the workplace and understand how these values…
Descriptors: Values, Supervisors, Cooperative Education, Foreign Countries
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Mackaway, Jacqueline; Winchester-Seeto, Theresa – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
Universities, industry and professional bodies advocate work-integrated learning (WIL) as a valuable way to prepare graduates to meet the challenges of contemporary society. When organizations preference particular students over others to host on placement, the full individual and collective potential of WIL is not realized. This paper reports…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Integrated Activities, Human Resources, Qualitative Research
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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
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Jovanovic, Jessie; Fane, Jennifer; Andrew, Yarrow – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
Little is known about how university institutions are coping with increased placement demands in professional disciplines, and what this means for the quality and integrity of the Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) experiences offered within degree programs for all partners concerned. The first stage of a critical ethnographic study is reported in…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Workplace Learning, Integrated Activities, School Community Relationship