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Akashe, Zahra Babadi; Esfahani, Ahmad Reza Nasr; Nili, Mohammad Reza; Tabatabaei, Seyed Mohammad Sadegh – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2020
The present study aimed to investigate the desirable assessment methods of the performance of the BA law students during internships, using a mixed methods research approach. The data was collected by using semistructured interviews and questionnaires. In the qualitative part of the study, interviews were conducted with 28 internship experts,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Law Students, Legal Education (Professions), Student Evaluation
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Behrisch, Tanya; Gemmo, Andrew – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2020
Universities around the world seek to increase their students' learning abroad in forms like international co-op and exchange. The authors build on findings in a 2016 publication by Behrisch in this journal to focus on the correlation of perceived risk with students' completion of a learning abroad experience. Using binary logistic regression…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Risk, Student Attitudes, Learner Engagement
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Arthur, Brittany; Guy, Batsheva – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2020
Studies exploring engineering students' experiences with cooperative education (co-op) typically utilize traditional quantitative and qualitative methods to focus on overall outcomes as opposed to individual voices. As a result of this, women's experiences in a co-op environment are rarely captured. Historically, women are underrepresented in…
Descriptors: Females, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Student Experience
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Hora, Matthew; Chen, Zi; Parrott, Emily; Her, Pa – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2020
Internships are widely promoted as a "high-impact" practice, yet the literature is limited by insufficient attention to the impacts of program format on student outcomes. In this mixed-methods study survey (n=1,129) and focus group (n=57) data from students in three U.S. colleges were analyzed using inductive thematic analysis,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Internship Programs, Access to Education, Program Design
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Smith, Calvin; Ferns, Sonia; Russell, Leoni – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
This paper addresses the question of the relative importance of work-integrated learning placement quality, structure (whether part-time or full-time), and duration (in weeks), for producing employability outcomes. Additionally, we explore whether the quality of those placements is more, less, or equally important than the structure and duration.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Employment, Student Placement
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Jones, Christopher E.; Millar, Thomas J.; Chuck, Jo-Anne – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
There is a societal expectation that undergraduate degrees will contain activities that focus on making graduates workplace ready. Although it is likely that many of these activities occur in science degrees, there is a lack of formal and tested methodologies and frameworks for identifying them. One existing framework (Edwards, Perkins, Pearce,…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Job Skills, Undergraduate Students, Employment Qualifications
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Weldon, Anthony; Ngo, Jake K. – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
This study examined the effects of a work-integrated learning (WIL) placement on student's self-efficacy and perceived workplace skill levels. Twenty-eight participants volunteered for this study, in which 15 completed WIL and 13 did not (non-WIL). The Work Self-Efficacy Inventory (WS-Ei) and Workplace Skills Questionnaire (WSQ) were used to…
Descriptors: Work Experience Programs, Undergraduate Students, Athletic Coaches, Self Efficacy
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Gerloff, Axel; Reinhard, Karin – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
There is mutual agreement about the need for internationalization in higher education. However, there is no consensus regarding the best practice. Universities offering cooperative and work-integrated education have a comparative advantage in providing their graduates with capabilities needed on the labor market. They face the challenge to develop…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Cooperative Education, Work Experience
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Desai, Farzanah; Seaholme, Tim – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
The aim of this study was to evaluate undergraduate exercise and sport science students' learning experiences in a strength and conditioning internship. There was a special emphasis on the interns' personal development, the influence of supervision (academic supervisor functioning as a dual professional) and feedback on their development as a…
Descriptors: Muscular Strength, Physical Fitness, Internship Programs, Exercise
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Andrade, Andrew; Chopra, Shivangi; Nurlybayev, Bahra; Golab, Lukasz – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
This paper investigates the impact of entrepreneurship on cooperative job creation in a large North American post-secondary institution. The data-driven analysis is enabled by two unique datasets: a list of companies started by the institution's engineering students and faculty, and a database of the institution's cooperative education (co-op)…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Cooperative Education, Job Development, Foreign Countries
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Scholtz, Desiree – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
Service learning (SL) presents apposite opportunities for students to share with and learn from businesses for mutually beneficial development and experience. This article focuses on a SL project conducted by undergraduate students in South Africa, to devise advertising and marketing strategies for community businesses. The reciprocity of benefits…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Undergraduate Students, Marketing, Advertising
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Hardie, Geraldine; Almeida, Shamika; Ross, Pauline J. – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
Internships are becoming more relevant to universities as they provide students with practical skills that can be aligned with their career aspirations. Typically, successful undergraduate internship programs depend on the efficiency and design of the university internship program; the student commitment to the internship; and host organization's…
Descriptors: Mentors, Undergraduate Students, Internship Programs, Case Studies
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Lucas, Patricia; Fleming, Jenny; Bhosale, Julie – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
Work-integrated learning (WIL) research is heavily steeped in particular contexts making it highly suited to flexible, multiple perspective methodologies, such as case study. However, case study methodology is often criticized for being too specific, not generalizable and limited in what it can contribute to theory. In addition, there is often…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Workplace Learning, Integrated Activities, Educational Research
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Rowe, Anna D.; Nay, Cherie; Lloyd, Kate; Myton, Nicola; Kraushaar, Niree – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
Universities are increasingly investing in work-integrated learning (WIL) as a mechanism by which to enhance graduate employability. However, with such investment comes more pressure to demonstrate impact. Program evaluation can be undertaken for a diverse range of purposes including quality assurance, program improvement and accountability. Many…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Workplace Learning, Integrated Activities, Holistic Approach
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Bates, Lyndel; Hayes, Hennessey; Walker, Stacey; Marchesi, Kate – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
This paper explores the employment and further education outcomes of students studying criminology who participate in professional skills development and work-integrated learning courses at a major Australian university. Three years of data were obtained from the Australian Graduate Survey, which is completed by university graduates four months…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Employment, Professional Development, Foreign Countries