The Paradox of Work-Placement Identity: Exploring the Challenges of Role Transition from Students to Interns in the Workplace

Farooq Mughal, Uzair Shah, Carolyn Downs

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Abstract

In this paper, we argue that identities often become destabilised and disrupted during macro-level transitions across organisational boundaries i.e. university to the placement organisation. This can lead to conflicts between the role of students, who remain enrolled with their university programme, and interns, who see themselves as student-practitioners. We aim to untangle the complex relationship between work and placement identities, often intertwined and taken-for-granted in work-based learning (WBL) arrangements (e.g. internships or placement programmes).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Critical Management Studies Conference
PublisherOpen University
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2019

Keywords

  • Work
  • Placements; international students; academic performance; self-selection; accounting and finance students
  • Internship
  • Identity

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Mughal, F., Shah, U., & Downs, C. (2019). The Paradox of Work-Placement Identity: Exploring the Challenges of Role Transition from Students to Interns in the Workplace. In 11th International Critical Management Studies Conference Open University.