Students often cannot afford to take unpaid internships.
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With the COVID-19 pandemic making inequalities worse, has the time come to make sure all interns are paid?
Doctoral programs often prepare graduates to become professors, but those jobs are scarce today.
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Graduate programs can be rich in scholarship and still prepare students for real-world careers.
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.
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.
Forty percent of employers have moved to virtual internships.
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.
Race, region and grades all play a role.
Success in finding an internship is tied to factors that range from prior experience to local unemployment rates, new research has found.
College students face more obstacles to getting an internship. Transportation and having to work a paying job are among the barriers.
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.
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.
They might want you, but are they prepared to pay you?
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?
Canadian medical students graduate with up to $200,000 in debt, and burnout rates are high.
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.
It’s not a level playing field.
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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?
Striking CEGEP students hold a demonstration to protest against unpaid internships in Montreal on Nov. 21, 2018.
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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.
Students at Monash University are provided integrated medical and surgical teaching in year three of the new curriculum.
Technology is currently not at the forefront of how work-integrated learning is designed and this is something educators need to address.
Academics who are closely aligned to professional practices in health professions, engineering, teaching and social work also value work integrated learning highly.
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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Work placements are leaving many students with high debts.
Job shadowing is one way that students can understand career options in their Rust Belt communities.
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Rust Belt youth often want to stay near home but can't find jobs. The key may be in educational initiatives that help young people find and acquire the jobs that are already readily available.
Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds may find it harder to get unpaid work experience.
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A new study quantifies unpaid work experience in Australia and shows how some young people miss out.
Internships give students the skills to navigate real world situations like interviews.
Students who complete internships at university are better at managing their careers and are satisifed with their career choices, research shows.