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ERIC Number: EJ1016383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Required High School Internships
Graham, Kate; Morrow, Jennifer
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), v88 n3 p52-55 Mar 2013
Through a literature review, and in the words of internees, this article describes the value of required internship for career growth. It notes that an internship experience ensures that students have a mentor who can be a professional reference, having actually witnessed what Mojkowski and Washor call the students' "non-academic" competencies. The article emphasizes that internships are a concrete opportunity for students to experience employability skills and establish references who can vouch for their workplace skills, rather than just the academic skills that test scores, transcripts, and academic references of teachers and professors tend to report. It informs that internship makes students more sophisticated in their learning. Additionally, the article states that the school-community relationship, the foundation of this program, ensures success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
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