In the United States, 1.6 million students expected to earn a bachelor’s degree this year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Factor in the competition fostered by a global economy, and the number of new graduates vying for employment grows exponentially.
“If students don’t have the opportunity for internships or work experience, they will be at a deficit,” says Marv Russell, HR professional and author of Finding Your Internship: What Employers Want You to Know.
Research from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) supports that view:
- 52 percent of seniors receiving job offers before graduation held internships, according to the Class of 2014 Student Survey Report.
- Employers made full-time offers to 64.8 percent of their interns though fewer interns accepted the offers in 2014 (79%) than in to 2013 (85.6%), according to the NACE Internship and Co-op Survey.
In this ebook, you will learn what innovative colleges, students, and employers are doing with their experiential practical learning to succeed in the 21st century.
Source: Kelly Outsourcing & Consulting Group