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Multiple Internships: Ladder or Treadmill?

Zhixuan Wu and Vivien Ahrens are Ph.D. students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and project assistants for the “The College Internship Study” (conducted by the Center for College-Workforce Transitions). Here, they give insight into their explorations of an increasingly emerging, yet scarcely researched trend in higher education:…

What are the experiences of career advisors in a 2-year college?

By: Mun Yuk Chin As the world of work continues to evolve, higher education institutions are increasingly scrutinized for their capacity to bolster students’ career development.[1] Unsurprisingly, career services offices face heightened focus and pressure…

Cultures of risk and the activity format of internship participation

The activity theory of work-based learning One of the fascinating things about interviewing students, educators, and employers about their internship experiences is that we are able to learn about how students experience work-based learning. And…