The Impact of Internship Programs on Students’ Career Development: A Case Study of Pakistan

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Internship Programs, Pakistan, Students Career Development


The topic of this study is “The Impact of Internship Programs on Students' Career Development: A Case Study of Pakistan”. The aim of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of various practicum programs in enhancing students' employability and career advancement. Furthermore, to assess the effectiveness of internship programs in Pakistan in developing students' careers and contemplating factors such as skill acquisition, professional networking, and employability outcomes. Work-based learning (WBL) is a broad term used for internships. The methodology used for this research was based on qualitative analysis. Qualitative data was collected through various journals such as Jstor, Google Scholar, Science Direct, etc. The sample was one of the leading universities in Lahore, Pakistan (Lahore School of Economics).  In addition to that, the university website is used to analyze the data. One of the famous research methods for the analysis of qualitative data, which is content analysis, is used for the analysis of this study. The results show that internships programs have several benefits for students, and it has a great impact on student’s career development. The internship programs help students to enhance their practical knowledge and also help them to boost their personal and professional skills. These skills help students to perform better at the workplace.


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Waqar, A. (2024). The Impact of Internship Programs on Students’ Career Development: A Case Study of Pakistan. Journal of Academic Opinion, 4(1), 27–34. Retrieved from