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ERIC Number: EJ798272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1080-5699
Learning to Work with Emotions during an Internship
Stitts, D. Kathleen
Business Communication Quarterly, v69 n4 p446-449 2006
Business internships serve as a first step to permanent employment, providing opportunities for students to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities learned in the classroom. The internship experience also allows students to develop and enhance their communication skills as they respond to the personalities and behaviors of their coworkers. Student interns often engage in interactions that test their skills in handling situations professionally. Any misstep can create a negative image, affect work relationships, and hinder future employment opportunities. Thus, internships help students learn to adjust to the psychology of workplace cultures. In this article, the author shares an experience of one student, whom she calls Sara, who visited her office a few months ago. Here, the author presents the summary of their exchange about Sara's challenges during her internship.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A