1st Edition

Business and Management Internships
Improving Employability through Experiential Learning

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after July 27, 2021
ISBN 9780367493332
July 27, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
112 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

USD $44.95

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Book Description

Internships are the most popular form of experiential learning used in business schools worldwide, providing practical insight into a job role for students and enhancing their employability.

This book provides practical resources that practitioners and students can use to maximize the overall internship experience. Explaining business education, internships, skill development, employment outcome as well as material to assist the development or enhancing of internship programs to create a high-quality internship course, as well as providing guidance on reflecting and evaluating the learning gained from the experience. Including quizzes and short activities, this book is reflective of an internship experience and can be used as a companion text for any student participating in an internship, or as a guide that practitioners in this field can use to help design their own internship program and course content.

Business schools are increasing their focus on experiential learning and are encouraging faculty to incorporate internships into their existing curriculum. Linking theory, history and practice, this book is ideal reading for students participating in an internship for academic credit and as a guidebook for business school practitioners that wish to start or improve their existing academic internship program.

Table of Contents

1. History of Business Education

2. Internships & Their Impact on Business Education

3. The Skills Gap

4. Ideas and Strategies for a Successful Internship Program

6. Internship Courses in a Changing Environment

6. The Future of Business Education and Employment

7. Appendixes

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Kawana Johnson serves as the Director of Internships & Career Services/Teaching Faculty in the Florida State University College of Business where she oversees the internship office and serves as instructor of record for the online internship courses.