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Graduate interns’ experiences: A career success orientations approach

B Kanye, F Crous
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 33, No 3 | a400 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v33i3.400 | © 2007 B Kanye, F Crous | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 19 February 2007 | Published: 19 February 2007

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B Kanye, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
F Crous, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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Abstract

Organisations are challenged to achieve optimal business results by specifically attracting and retaining talented human resources, while simultaneously creating environments where individuals feel their own personal career aspirations are fulfilled. This study examined graduate interns’ experiences using career success orientations as a framework. Data were collected using a card sorting technique and semi-structured interviews. The data were then analysed and used as a guide for internship programme design. Implications of the findings are discussed.

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Career Success

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