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ERIC Number: EJ1049540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Internships: The Key to Career Preparation, Professional Development, and Career Advancement
Hurst, Jessica L.; Thye, Ann; Wise, Chris Leiran
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v106 n2 p58-62 2014
In today's competitive job market, students who lack real-world experience face major obstacles. Many professional positions require previous experience; therefore, relevant work experience is a key attribute that any entry-level family and consumer Sciences (FCS) professional can offer a potential employer. Internships provide one of the best ways for students to attain that work experience, refine their professional development and career preparation skills, and become a more marketable candidate. The purpose of this article is to discuss the critical role that internships play in the professional development and career preparation of FCS students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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