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The Impact of Internships on Students Undertaking Tourism and Hospitality Programs

@ Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism

Online ISSN: 2710-6519

Scott Richardson & Gareth Butler


This paper investigates student’s perceptions of their internship within tourism
or hospitality courses. The main purpose of this research is to gain a better understanding of what the current generation of students think about the internship process. Much has been written about the different learning models that are applicable to the education system, as well as the relevance of experiential or work-based learning to the education system. The paper will identify why experiential or work-based learning is considered a vital part of modern day university undergraduate degrees and how universities can best utilise workplace learning as a recognised part of the curriculum.

Keywords: Generation Y, hospitality, internship, Malaysia,perceptions, students, tourism