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Exploration of Internship Experience and Satisfaction Leading to Better Career Prospects among Business Students in UAE

1Business Administration Department, Al Khawarizmi International College, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates


American Journal of Educational Research. 2017, Vol. 5 No. 10, 1065-1079
DOI: 10.12691/education-5-10-8
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Adnan Jawabri. Exploration of Internship Experience and Satisfaction Leading to Better Career Prospects among Business Students in UAE. American Journal of Educational Research. 2017; 5(10):1065-1079. doi: 10.12691/education-5-10-8.

Correspondence to: Adnan  Jawabri, Business Administration Department, Al Khawarizmi International College, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Email: Adnan_Jawabri@hotmail.com

Abstract

Internships have been perceived to play an important role in providing work experience to the students along with their academic coursework. Students gain a firsthand experience of working environment, and application of theoretical principles to the real world problems. The internship experiences are perceived to be formed of a number of factors, such as the supervisory support, working environment, level of tasks, and learning gained from the same. These dimensions are relatively unexplored with respect to the practice of internship in UAE, thus the present research was undertaken. The researcher found the result synonymous to previous findings, wherein the validated constructs of comfort with work environment, positive work environment ,personal traits, and developed new skills were found to have a positive impact on internship experience. Also, the satisfied students were found to be more positive and enthusiastic with respect to expectations for future job prospects.

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