The financial tsunami started in September 2008 and soon spread all over the world. University students graduating in 2009 may therefore experience difficulties in job hunting. In the face of such adversity at the start of their careers, fresh graduates should take positive actions (e.g., undertake further studies) or consider options (e.g., take a part-time or summer job, or join internship programmes) that will enable them to accumulate work experiences and life skills. This paper outlines views on internship programmes, quoting a small-scale study on how students from Lingnan University perceived their internship experiences, and discusses the possible effects of internship programmes amidst the financial tsunami.
金融海嘯席捲全球，令大學畢業生面對甫畢業但未能立刻就業的危機。職位空缺大幅減少，畢業生如未能爭取到一份正職亦不必灰心；反之，更要勇敢面對逆境，把握機會裝備自己，如做兼職和參加實習，累積工作經驗和技巧。本文簡述一般人對實習計劃的看法，並引用嶺南大學向曾參與實習計劃的學生所進行的一個小型調查，討論大學生實習計劃的成果。[Copyright of Journal of Youth Studies is the property of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups at http://yrc.hkfyg.org.hk/]