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ERIC Number: EJ832843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1055-3096
Using Collaboration to Provide Students with an Internship Experience in an Information Systems Course
Wallace, Patricia
Journal of Information Systems Education, v18 n2 p145-148 2007
This paper describes an instructional technique in an Information Systems course that provides students with actual work experience as part of an internship and/or apprenticeship assignment while completing additional course requirements. The course, Information Resource Management, provides students with a comprehensive overview of Information Systems and computer user support. Students are introduced to the spectrum of services provided to computer users and receive hands-on work experience at the college's Help Desk. Students complete either a six-week internship or apprenticeship through a collaborative effort of faculty and personnel employed by the college. Students gain valuable work experience while the college utilizes student employees to assist with their scheduling gaps. Students benefit by using skills gained in the course and on the job to enhance their employment credentials.
Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE). c/o Al Harris, JISE Editor, Department of Computer Information Systems, Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608. Tel: 828-262-6180; Fax: 828-262-6190; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A