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ERIC Number: EJ765269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Examination of a Paradigm for Preparing Undergraduates for a Career in the Retailing Industries: Mentors, Curriculum, and an Internship
Wesley, Scarlett C.; Bickle, Marianne C.
College Student Journal, v39 n4 p680-691 Dec 2005
Internships provide the opportunity to apply classroom theory into practical, hands-on experience while simultaneously developing skills that improve course performance (Daugherty, 2000). In addition, the experiential opportunity increases the probability for securing a full-time position upon graduation. The purposes of this study are to examine components of retail management and fashion merchandising internships offered at a large southern university and to assess how the internship program compares with attributes sought by full-time employment in the industry. Consistent with attributes desired in full-time employees, the interns were evaluated on 18 components. Measured on a five-point Likert type scale (1=poor, 3=average, 5=excellent), supervisors evaluated interns related to four general areas: skills and abilities, work habits, professionalism, and career potential. Results revealed that 89% of the interns were perceived as "above average" or "excellent" on each of the 18 components. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: South Carolina