The transition from college to the workforce can be challenging, but these four strategies can help young workers get valuable experience and feel welcome.
A new survey has found the financial burden of work placements on students can be crippling.
Black students told a researcher they felt conflicted about hiding parts of themselves in order to get ahead.
The question for universities is no longer whether to offer work-integrated learning but how to do it well, especially now that digital technology has expanded the scale of what is possible.
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.
Students of color are largely missing out on paid internships working for lawmakers on Capitol Hill, new research has found.
With the COVID-19 pandemic making inequalities worse, has the time come to make sure all interns are paid?
Graduate programs can be rich in scholarship and still prepare students for real-world careers.
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.
The pandemic has hit young people very hard. The long-term costs of having them neither studying nor working more than justify investment in a national program to help them enter the workforce.
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.
Success in finding an internship is tied to factors that range from prior experience to local unemployment rates, new research has found.
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.
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.
Offering unpaid positions for what should be a paid job is against the law in Australia. What should graduates do then if they’re looking to get a foot in the employment door?
A ‘learn local’ strategy, along with increased residency positions and the return of a rotating internship could go a long way towards improving Canada’s system of medical training.
In a victory for meritocracy, sandwich placements overwhelmingly go to the brightest students, irrespective of their background.
When a degree is not enough, how can students make themselves more employable?
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.
Technology is currently not at the forefront of how work-integrated learning is designed and this is something educators need to address.