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1st Edition

Business and Management Internships
Improving Employability through Experiential Learning

ISBN 9780367493332
Published July 23, 2021 by Routledge
114 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Research shows that internships are the dominant 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 by explaining business education, internships, skill development, and employment outcomes. It also includes material to assist in the development or enhancement of internship programs to create a high-quality internship course while providing guidance on reflecting and evaluating the learning gained from the experience. Including quizzes and short activities, this book 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 who 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 W. 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.