Starting in June of 2020, CCWT will be hosting a regular webinar series where CCWT staff will speak with scholars who are active in the field of internship research. During these webinars you’ll hear from researchers about the latest findings on college internships, implications for college students amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and what the future may bring in the world of internships. You’ll have an opportunity to pose questions to CCWT staff and our special guests during the webinar.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Special Guest: Carmella Ocampo (Australian National University)
The Role of Internship Participation and Conscientiousness in Developing Career Adaptability: A Five-Wave Growth Mixture Model Analysis
In this webinar, Dr. Hora will speak with Carmella Ocampo, the lead author of a new study on the impacts of internship participation on a widely studied psycho-social variable in vocational psychology—that of career adaptability—which refers to the psychological resources one has to deal with uncertain and evolving situations. Since our current moment of the COVID-19 pandemic and a looming recession will create such an uncertain and difficult situation for college graduates, understanding the experiences and resources that can help students develop these resources will be critically important.
Carmella Ocampo is a PhD Candidate in Organizational Behavior in the Research School of Management at the Australian National University. At the broad level, Carell studies how personality traits, emotional abilities, and social contexts support or stifle individual goal pursuit efforts in the context of work and careers.
Dr. Julie Locero (Univ of Nevada-Reno): Internships in community colleges
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Dr. Leopold Bayerlein (University of New England in Australia)
E-internships and work-integrated learning in higher education
Dr. Hora talked with Dr. Bayerlein about his recent research on online or e-internships, with a focus on how these new learning environments can best be designed to enhance student learning. The conversation covered Dr. Bayerlein's interest in work-integrated learning (WIL) that can take place within formal postsecondary courses and programs.
Dr. Leopold Bayerlein is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at the University of New England in Australia. He is an active business and accounting education researcher with a focus on the development of future focused curricula in higher education, and has recently conducted research on e-internships, work-integrated learning, and instructional design in postsecondary institutions. For more information see Dr. Bayerlein's webpage here.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Dr. Carrie Shandra (Stony Brook Univ)
What Employers Want from Interns: Demand-Side Trends in the Internship Market
Dr. Carrie Shandra’s discussed her recent research on employer demand for interns, and the types of skills they are seeking in college interns. CCWT Director Matthew Hora and Dr. Shandra also talked about how the Great Recession impacted employers’ demand for interns, and then audience members can ask questions.
Dr. Shandra’s research is broadly focused on understanding work and life course inequalities in the United States, particularly as they occur during the transition to adulthood and among individuals with disabilities. Her research on work includes both paid employment and other forms of productivity that may not be compensated in the market - including care work, housework, and volunteering.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Dr. Julia Freeland Fisher (Christensen Institute)
How Social Capital and Professional Networks Gained in College Internships Enhances Student Success
Hora spoke with Dr. Julia Freeland Fisher about why social capital matters for college students, whether colleges do a good job in fostering students’ social capital, how internships and micro-internships may foster professional networks and social capital.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Hosted by Matthew Hora, with special guest Dr. Sean Edmund Rogers from the University of Rhode Island
All Internships are Not Created Equal: Job Design, Satisfaction, and Vocational Development in Paid and Unpaid Internships
Dr. Hora talked with Dr. Rogers about his latest research on unpaid internships, student veterans and internships, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on college-workforce transitions.