ERIC Number: ED347911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar-26
Developing International Student Internships.
This paper argues that graduating business students from institutions of higher education must be better equipped to deal with a changing world and be provided with the skills necessary to compete in a world moving towards market globalization. To do this, it is suggested that direct alliances with business and government sectors by means of internship programs are necessary. Excerpts from a literature review show business schools across the country leading the way in introducing internship-type approaches to learning and becoming more globalized in their curriculum as a result. However, large-scale encouragement for campus-wide internship programs is not evident, possibly due to a lack of a direct alliance between the academy and the professions, the lack of faculty promoters, and unfavorable attitudes of the academic and business communities. To establish an internship concept on a larger scale requires a well managed program; incentives to faculty to pursue internship development; the creation of committees within the university to develop professional ties, curricula, and set guidelines for internships; and changing attitudes within the business community by showing how business can benefit from such internship programs. (GLR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Eastern Michigan University Conference on Languages and Communication for World Business and the Professions (11th, Ypsilanti, MI, March 25-28, 1992).