September 13, 2017 | By NACE Staff
TAGS: internships, surveys, nace insights, co_ops
Spotlight for Recruiting Professionals
Is it an employer’s responsibility to provide its interns and co-ops with honest assessments of how their lines of work may fare economically—both in the present and in future years?
According to NACE’s 2017 Internship & Co-op Report, nearly half of responding employers agree—including 16 percent that do so strongly—that it is their responsibility to be a source of this information for their interns and co-ops. (See Figure 1.)
On a five-point scale, employers were asked to what degree they agreed or disagreed with the statement that they provided their interns and/or co-ops “with information about the economic outlook of their field of study, their prospective job positions, and [their] organization’s industry.”
The percentage that neither agreed nor disagreed with this statement—30.8 percent—was equal to the percentage that agreed.
NACE’s 2017 Internship & Co-op Survey was conducted from November 21, 2016, to February 17, 2017, from NACE employer members; there were 276 respondents, representing 26.4 percent of all eligible respondents. The 2017 Internship & Co-op Report is available to participants through MyNACE. An executive summary is available on NACEWeb.
Figure 1: Employer Views on Providing Job- and Industry-Related Information
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