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Business Students in Mexico Developing Work Skills with Work Integrated Learning

Elsa Patricia Orozco Quijano (), Suniti Bandaranaike, Ma. del Sol Orozco Aguirre and Rana Haq
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Elsa Patricia Orozco Quijano: Laurentian University
Suniti Bandaranaike: James Cook University
Ma. del Sol Orozco Aguirre: Universidad de Guadalajara
Rana Haq: Laurentian University

A chapter in Strategic Innovative Marketing and Tourism, 2019, pp 227-235 from Springer

Abstract: Abstract This study attempted to understand perceptions on work skill acquisition for business students while they complete Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program. A study was conducted at the Universidad de Guadalajara in the Faculty of Management using a random sample of 48 students who completed a work term (WIL) with an industry partner in the areas of Marketing, Management, Human Resources and overall Business to find out whether there are differences in perceived levels of autonomy in work skills at the beginning and completion of their work term. Business student perceptions are documented through a set of survey questions that identify Levels of Autonomy, for work skills, from highly structured direction and guidance from the industry supervisor to working within self-determined guidelines. The study is a preliminary investigation using basic descriptive statistics to compare before and after (pre-and post) work term performance of Mexican Business students in the workplace. This study is useful in that it highlights the current status of students in industry and their skill development with WIL.

Keywords: Work Integrated Learning; Autonomy; Work skills; Work Skills Framework; Mexico; Business student’s perceptions; Business students (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-12453-3_26

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