The influence of Work-Integrated Learning and paid work during studies on graduate employment and underemployment

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Author: Jackson, Denise; Collings, David


To enhance employability and improve the career prospects of graduating students, this study explores the influence of practical experience on graduate employment outcomes in an Australian setting. To develop our understanding of the relative benefit of different forms of practical experience, the study evaluates the influence of both Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) and paid work in the final year of study on graduate employment and underemployment. Two samples are used, N= 628 and N= 237, to evaluate institutional data on practical experience combined with national data on graduate...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Outcomes; Employment; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Graduates; Work integrated learning; Work experience; Part time employment; Underemployment; Employability

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media, 2018

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Journal title: Higher education

Journal volume: 76

Journal number: 3

Journal date: September 2018

Pages: pp. 403-425

ISSN: 0018-1560, 1573-174X (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 134.531

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