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Four things that count when it comes to employability: the reputation of the university, networks/ connections, experience, and type of work. shutterstock

Four things that count when a South African graduate looks for work

Universities shouldn’t only attend to the knowledge and skills graduates need for work but also the factors that give graduates a better chance of earning a living and participating in society.
The first few weeks of a new job are usually spent absorbing a lot of information. That’s been much more difficult for new hires during the pandemic. (Tima Miroshnichenko/Pexels)

How to help new hires as they start their jobs in COVID-19 isolation

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of young people are starting out in the workplace for the first time in isolation and with little to no onboarding assistance. That must change.
Forty percent of employers have moved to virtual internships. fizkes/Getty Images

How to score an internship during the COVID-19 pandemic

Although jobs are being cut due to COVID-19-related business closures, there are still clever ways to secure meaningful work experience this summer, an internship specialist says.
College students face more obstacles to getting an internship. Transportation and having to work a paying job are among the barriers. Picnoi

5 obstacles that stop many students from taking an internship

Internships send an important signal to employers about how ready a college graduate is for the world of work. But for many students, taking an unpaid or poorly paid internship is not practical.
Work-integrated learning experiences provide people with hands-on opportunities to apply concepts learned in the classroom in the real world. Bruce Mars/Unsplash

How to benefit from internships, service learning, apprenticeships and co-op work

For post-secondary students, work-integrated learning experiences offer opportunities to gain that first experience on the resumé while planning a transition from school to work.
Striking CEGEP students hold a demonstration to protest against unpaid internships in Montreal on Nov. 21, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

To pay or not to pay: That’s the internship question

Legal or not, unpaid internships are likely to continue as long as people face barriers breaking into the workforce and some employers see the opportunity for free labour.
Academics who are closely aligned to professional practices in health professions, engineering, teaching and social work also value work integrated learning highly. Shutterstock

Work Integrated Learning: why is it increasing and who benefits?

Work Integrated Learning includes placements, internships and work experience. It is increasing as students are expected to be more work-ready and to contribute to the economy post-graduation.

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