The Importance and Inequity of Internships

Are internships an equitable differentiation for students?

Reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education, while the Center for Research on College to Workforce Transitions cites the correlation between students who have internships on their resumes and their likelihood of getting hired, they also cite the inherent equity issue in this outcome. For instance, many internships require transportation, a limiting factor for many students.

The takeaway? If our institutions are recommending internships as effective bridge paths to careers, how can we make sure we’re helping to set up and support internship opportunities for more than just the privileged on our campuses?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.