Employers’ Perception regarding Employability Skills of Management Students Undergoing Internship

Bist, S. S., Mehta, N., Mehta, D., Meghrajani, I. (2020). Employers’ perception regarding employability skills of management students undergoing internship. International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning. 21(2). pp. 145 - 161.

20 Pages Posted: 20 Aug 2020

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Siddarth Singh Bist

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Dr. Neha Mehta

L. J. Institute of Management Studies; L J Institute of Management Studies

Disha Harshadbhai Mehta

L.J. Institute of Computer Applications - LJ Institute of Management Studies (LJIMS)

Dr. Indra Meghrajani

Shri Jairambhai Patel Institute of Business Management and Computer Applications; L J Institute of Management Studies; L J Institute of Management studies

Date Written: April 7, 2020

Abstract

This paper investigates the perception of corporate managers regarding employability skills of management students undertaking summer internship with them. The study is divided into two parts wherein the first part consists of literature review and in-depth interviews of senior managers, and it is devoted to identifying critical parameters that affect employability of management students. The second part of research consists of a survey of 195 company supervisors who rated 405 intern students on the 22 items identified in the first part. The results indicate that intern students lacked in communication skills, problem solving ability, analytical skills and business understanding but fared well in the other parameters like self-management, using ICT efficiently, people relations and team spirit, innovative approach and critical thinking, self-confidence and assertiveness and drive to learn.

Keywords: Employer perception, employability skills, management students, internships, skill development

JEL Classification: A23, A29, I20, I21, I23, I29

Suggested Citation

Bist, Siddarth Singh and Mehta, Neha and Mehta, Neha and Harshadbhai Mehta, Disha and Meghrajani, Indra, Employers’ Perception regarding Employability Skills of Management Students Undergoing Internship (April 7, 2020). Bist, S. S., Mehta, N., Mehta, D., Meghrajani, I. (2020). Employers’ perception regarding employability skills of management students undergoing internship. International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning. 21(2). pp. 145 - 161., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3654948

Siddarth Singh Bist (Contact Author)

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Neha Mehta

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L J Institute of Management Studies

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Disha Harshadbhai Mehta

L.J. Institute of Computer Applications - LJ Institute of Management Studies (LJIMS) ( email )

S. G. Highway
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Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015
India

Indra Meghrajani

Shri Jairambhai Patel Institute of Business Management and Computer Applications ( email )

Gandhinagar, Gujarat
India

L J Institute of Management Studies ( email )

India

L J Institute of Management studies ( email )

India

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