Contribution of college education to graduates' skill development in the U.S. in 2012, by internship participation
U.S. college students' skill development, by internship participation 2012
This graph shows recent university graduates responses to a survey question about how well they felt their college education had contributed to the development of certain skills. The responses shown here are from those who answered that their skills had been developed extremely well and are differentiated by those who had completed an internship and those who hadn't. 38 percent of graduates surveyed who had completed an internship felt that their leadership skills were extremely well developed, as compared to only 26 percent of those who had not taken an internship.
Contribution of college education to graduates' skill development in the U.S. in 2012, by internship participation
Took internshipNo internship
Leadership38%26%
Written communication48%36%
Verbal communication35%24%
Quantitative skills40%30%
Critical thinking/problem solving47%40%
Working in teams37%32%
Time management/professionalism40%37%
Information gathering55%54%
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Source

Release date

May 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 21, 2012 to April 2, 2012

Number of respondents

444 respondents

Age group

8-19 years

Special properties

College graduates

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The survey includes college graduates from the class of 2006 through to the class of 2011.

U.S. college students' skill development, by internship participation 2012
This graph shows recent university graduates responses to a survey question about how well they felt their college education had contributed to the development of certain skills. The responses shown here are from those who answered that their skills had been developed extremely well and are differentiated by those who had completed an internship and those who hadn't. 38 percent of graduates surveyed who had completed an internship felt that their leadership skills were extremely well developed, as compared to only 26 percent of those who had not taken an internship.
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