700 Reasons: Reason #191

Reason: 191
For graduates as a whole, there were found to be measurable benefits to be gained from undertaking a substantial period of work experience during higher education (placements, vacation work, other forms of work experience), especially if the graduate had been taking a non-vocational course. Involvement in extra-curricular activities was related to successful employment outcomes ..as was some kind of overseas study or work
Brennan, J., Shah, T. (2003) Access to What? Converting Educational Opportunity into Employment Opportunity (London: The Open University, Centre for Higher Education Research and Information)
Related Keywords:
Employability, HE (Higher Education sector), Residence abroad, Study abroad, Work experience