Induction Phase Knowledge Management And Its Impact On Practice Gap In Undergraduate Business Student Internship
Work-based learning through internship and company placements is becoming popular in higher education to provide functional integration between academic studies and work. This study analysed 50 undergraduate student internship portfolios to understandthe current set up of internship in business studies and the induction programme given during the early phase of theinternship.Ten interns and three company mentors were informally interviewed during the IP supervision period of 3 years (2014-2017) to understand the depth of induction programme and common areas of knowledge transfer during the orientation,induction andpost-inductionphase of the internship. The paper suggests improvement in the inductionprogrammeto reduce the likelihood oftheory-practice gap in student work based learning.
Keywords-Induction programme, Internship, Undergraduate Business Studies