Webinar Recap – Investment in Assessment: How Students Intern and Learn

 In Best Practices

In today’s changing employment landscape, teaching students the proper skills to be successful in the workforce is of the utmost importance. However, a recent study from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) revealed that students consistently rank themselves as prepared in areas where employers do not agree. For this reason, universities should invest greater resources towards helping students develop professional skills that align with the employers’ expectations.

We recently partnered with Amy Morrill Bijeau, Associate Director of Career and Internship Advising at American University, to highlight how the School of Professional & Extended Studies (SPExS) uses employer and student self-assessments to track how well students are developing valuable professional skills.

In this webinar, our guests learned:

  • American University’s best practices for launching a successful internship program that well-prepares students for the workforce.
  • Recommendations for assessment protocols that evaluate interns in areas where employers consider students to be ill-prepared.
  • How AU leverages Symplicity’s Experiential Learning module to document and quantify internship outcomes.

If you missed it, we’ve got you covered. Watch a recording of the webinar, and learn how American University uses midterm and end-of-semester evaluations to track how well students are learning professional skills.

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