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Conducting applied research that promotes the academic and career success of all students – regardless of race/ethnicity, identity, socio-economic status, or access to social capital – as they transition from college to the workforce.

Research Brief #13
Research Brief #13
CCWT announces launch of National Survey of College Internships in October 2021
CCWT announces launch of National Survey of College Internships in October 2021
Supporting Black Interns through Vicarious Racial Trauma: Policy Recommendations for Employers and Postsecondary Institutions
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Policy Brief #2

CCWT releases new policy brief on unpaid internships

Research Brief #19

CCWT releases new research brief on internships for students with disabilities

Journal of Education and Work

New Journal Article: ‘One internship, two internships, three internships … more!’: exploring the culture of the multiple internship economy

TCR Report

New Journal Article: Closing the Doors of Opportunity: A Field Theoretic Analysis of the Prevalence and Nature of Obstacles to College Internships

HER Report

On the intersectional amplification of barriers to college internships: A comparative case study analysis

NSCI Report

Summary report from 2021 National Survey of College Internships released

Exploring Online Internships

CCWT issues report on online internships during the Covid-19 pandemic

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About Us

The mission of the Center for Research on College to Workforce Transitions (CCWT) is to conduct and support research, critical policy analysis, and public dialogue on student experiences with the transition from college to the workforce in order to inform policies, programs, and practices that promote academic and career success for all learners.

CCWT is currently engaged in three distinct yet inter-related areas of inquiry in service of our mission and principles: (1) students’ experiences with college internships and the impact of these programs on their economic, vocational, and psychosocial outcomes; (2) Community Based Participatory Action Research on students’ experiences with institutional, cultural, and structural forces that influence their transitions to the workforce; and, (3) educational and outreach activities that build community and disseminate actionable knowledge to policymakers, practitioners, researchers and students regarding college-workforce topics. CCWT also views college-workforce issues as inextricably linked to three of the defining issues of our time: racial injustice, income inequality, and climate change.

Publications & News

April 2022
Inside Higher Ed covers CCWT unpaid internship symposium

CCWT releases new research brief on internships for students with disabilities

March 2022
CCWT releases new policy brief on unpaid internships

February 2022
CCWT Project Assistant Alex Pasqualone has published a blog post about employers’ concepts about the value of internships

Wolfgram and Ahrens publish article on culture of multiple internships in Journal of Education and Work

January 2022
Dr. Mindi Thompson joins Dr. Matthew Hora as CCWT co-Director

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64% of students who did not take an internship had desired to do so but could not due to scheduling conflicts with work, insufficient pay, and lack of placements in their disciplines.