Students Internship Project as One of Learning Experiences

Soebandhi, Santirianingrum (2016) Students Internship Project as One of Learning Experiences. Universiti Putra Malaysia Press. (Unpublished)

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Human resources hold importance roles in the globalisation era to compete and survive. One of the tasks of a university is to provide human resources ready to enter the working world. The importance of integrating students’ classroom learning with real-world practical experience has been recognised as a vital component of student engagement and development in higher education (Stirling et al., 2014). There are a lot of researches that say that the needs in the industry cannot be filled by college graduates. The reasons are the lack of communication, teamwork, and bad attitude as well as their inability to solve problems (Norina et al., 2013). To resolve the issue, one of the efforts is to have a good relationship between industry and academia. For instance, a student can directly involve in the industry and have an internship for some time. An internship is an opportunity for undergraduate students to incorporate work-related experience and knowledge into their formal education in a university by taking part in supervised and planned work in the real-world (Norina et al., 2013). Faculty of Computer Science has developed a course ‘internship project’ to prepare students for the world-of-work experience. Through this course, students have the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in the college as well as the experiences in the industry. According to the Regulation of the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration No. PER.22 / MEN / IX / 2009 on the organisation of apprenticeship in the country, the apprenticeship is part of a job training system that integrates training at a training institute to work directly under the guidance and supervisor of an instructor or workers who are more experienced in the production process of goods and / or services in the company in order to master a certain skill (Ketenagakerjaan, 2009). Internship courses provide learning opportunities for undergraduates to experience professional practice and activities associated with knowledge Borderless Open Access Education 156 157 application (Chin-Tsu et al., 2011). Internship is an important means by which students know the business world by working in it and implement the information they acquired during their theoretical education in practice. Internships are especially helpful for enthusiastic students who want to gain some practical experience about the work by working in a business. They give the young candidates the opportunity to practise their theoretical knowledge and develop their skills and experiences within the sector. Internship experiences have become more important in terms of academic education of students and establishing their connection with the business world. In addition, internships provide the students with the necessary skills to be effective in the work environment (Seyitoğlu & Yirik, 2014). An internship project is a collaboration of three stakeholders, namely students, industry and universities. There are several values expected from an internship project. First, as a form of learning process into a leader and manager. Next, as a self-development process to become innovators (Kwoka et al., 2014) who are independent and creative individuals. Hence the harmonious relationship between universities and industry in planning, implementation and evaluation will determine the success of this Internship project. The learning success level of this Internship project can be shown by the achievement grade attained by students, whose grade is given by the industry. The purpose of this research is to assess the Internship project which is attended by the students and supervised by industry. This assessment includes the process and outcome during students’ internship project. Assessment of the process means student’s ability to complete their work in the workplace. And assessment of outcome is student’s attitude or behaviour during the internship project in the industry. Results of these assessments become inputs for higher education, especially in the Faculty of Computer Science, to find out students’ achievements and readiness in the workplace.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Faculty of Economic and Business > Management Study Program
Depositing User: Sulimin BP3
Date Deposited: 20 May 2021 03:55
Last Modified: 20 May 2021 03:55

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