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dc.contributor.authorJackson, Denise
dc.contributor.authorBridgstock, Ruth
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-24T22:03:22Z
dc.date.available2020-06-24T22:03:22Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn0018-1560
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10734-020-00570-x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/394789
dc.description.abstractThe focus on short-term graduate employment metrics has catalysed the employability agenda as a strategic directive in universities. A raft of embedded, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities has emerged for developing employability. Their relative value lacks empirical exploration. This study explored graduates’ self-reported participation in, and their perspectives on the value of, a range of embedded, extra-curricular, and co-curricular learning activities, as well as paid work, for employability. Survey data were gathered (N = 510) from Business and Creative Industries graduates from three Australian universities about the perceived value of activities for skill development, gaining relevant experience, networking, and creating employment opportunities. The activities were considered more useful for gaining experience and skills than for broadening networks and improving career outcomes. Embedded and extra-curricular internships, as well as extra-curricular activities, were believed to be important for enhancing employability. Internships organised as an extra-curricular activity rated better than those delivered as work-integrated learning. Implications for stakeholders responsible for curricular and co-curricular design are discussed.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHigher Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation Systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1301
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1302
dc.titleWhat actually works to enhance graduate employability? The relative value of curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular learning and paid work
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationJackson, D; Bridgstock, R, What actually works to enhance graduate employability? The relative value of curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular learning and paid work, Higher Education
dc.date.updated2020-06-22T23:15:35Z
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gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.rights.copyright© 2020 Springer Netherlands. This is an electronic version of an article published in Higher Education, 11 June 2020. Higher Education is available online at: http://link.springer.com// with the open URL of your article.
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gro.griffith.authorBridgstock, Ruth S.


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