Spotlight for Career Services ProfessionalsSpotlight for Recruiting ProfessionalsJune 26, 2013
Nearly two-thirds of graduating seniors from the Class of 2013 took part in an internship or a cooperative education assignment during their years pursuing a bachelor’s degree, according to results of NACE's 2013 Student Survey.
The survey found that 63.2 percent of graduating seniors from the Class of 2013 reported having taken part in an internship, co-op, or both.
This represents the highest overall participation rate since NACE began tracking this with the Class of 2007. Earlier rates didn’t exceed 57 percent, reported for the Class of 2008.
NACE's Class of 2013 Student Survey was conducted from February 15, 2013, to April 30, 2013. The survey yielded more than 38,000 responses from college students, including 9,215 from seniors earning bachelor’s degrees. Data reported here reflect responses from these seniors. The data on internship/co-op participation do not include graduating seniors who undertook student-teaching assignments. The full survey report will be released in the fall of 2013.
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