The Status Quo and Future of the Off-Campus Internship Programs for Students in the Departments of Electronic Engineering and Information

Abstract

Off campus internship has been regarded as an important facet of the industry-university collaboration for the education of the students. Its major purpose is to promote students’ competitiveness and know-how in the future job market. Currently, among all the colleges and universities, the highest number of professional talents is trained in the department of electronic engineering and information science. Therefore, this research regards the chairs of the departments of electronic engineering and information science in various colleges and universities in Taiwan as objects of study. Investigated by questionnaires, it examines the current conditions of the practice of off-campus internships in various institutes of technology and universities of science and technology. The questionnaires, totaling 101, were sent at random, and 71 were returned, for a response rate was 70%. Eventually, the findings indicated that more students conducted off-campus internship when they were juniors and seniors. Most students received 3 credits or more from their internships. The institutions of internships were mostly private companies arranged by the departments. Regarding the time for off-campus internships, most of them did it during the semester or summer vacation. More importantly, it was greatly helpful for the students to cultivate their professional and non-professional know-how. There were three recommendations were proposed. They have to adapt their attitude before been there and finish their task when they attend internship. After finish internship period, they have to finish their final report in the future.



Author Information
Jen-Chia Chang, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
Hsi-Chi Hsaio, Cheng Shiu University, Taiwan
Tien-Li Chen, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
Chin-Pin Chen, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
Su-Chang Chen, National Penghu University of Science & Technology, Taiwan

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Conference: IICE2015
Stream: Professional concerns

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