Scholars have yet to gain a sense of how students perform their disparate identities of intellectual and worker as they navigate the potentially dueling aims of content learning and professional job training in internship courses. The author focuses on students in two internship courses in order to ascertain how they socially perform their roles and identities as they negotiate the potentially competing environments of college classrooms and professional organizations. In particular, this project uses discourse analysis to investigate how a professional internship experience can influence students’ concept of self, as well as their social performances across contexts and communities.
- discourse analysis
- student identity
- work-based learning
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)