Student Satisfaction With the Internship Experience in the Graphic Design Industry


The Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka (MBKM) curriculum provides opportunities for students to study off-campus for 2 semesters. One of them is the internship program. The Ministry of Education and Culture facilitates this internship program through an independent campus. In addition to certified internships, the study program also provides regular internship programs. The internship program was attended by students of the Class of 2019. In this case, institutions and industries need to prepare maximum management to implement industrial design internships. This research uses a quantitative descriptive method that aims to analyze the extent of student satisfaction with internship programs in the Design Industry. Data collection using questionnaires distributed online. The data were analyzed with the SPSS 25 statistical program for validity tests and Alpha Cronbach for reliability. After knowing, it is continued with the interpretation of the data. The respondents in this study were Design students who had taken internships totaling 106 students. The student satisfaction rate with the internship program is 17.9%. Students are satisfied with a percentage of 42.5%. The student is satisfied because he has gained valuable experience to improve his competence so that he is ready to enter the world of work. Meanwhile, students who were dissatisfied with the internship program got a score of 31.1% and those who were dissatisfied with the internship program got 8.5%. Students feel they are getting what the internship is aiming for. The experience gained as well as the increase in soft skills and hard skills to improve their competence are used as a benchmark for student readiness to work.

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Nova Kristiana, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
Ekohariadi, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
Mochamad Cholik, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
Bambang Suprianto, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
I Gusti Putu Asto Buditjahjanto, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia

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Conference: SEACE2023
Stream: Educational Research

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Kristiana N., Ekohariadi ., Cholik M., Suprianto B., & Buditjahjanto I. (2023) Student Satisfaction With the Internship Experience in the Graphic Design Industry ISSN: 2435-5240 The Southeast Asian Conference on Education 2023: Official Conference Proceedings
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