Closing The “Skills Gap:” How Students Can Gain the New Skills Demanded by Employers After the Pandemic Through Remote International Internships

Nov 10, 2022
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Closing The “Skills Gap:” How Students Can Gain the New Skills Demanded by Employers After the Pandemic Through Remote International Internships

The Covid-19 pandemic has established a new context to which humanity has had to adapt in a very short time. Among many other things, it has changed the ways we travel, work, and study, which presents a great challenge to higher education institutions, study abroad organizations, and internship program providers. This challenge is not only in terms of how we have had to adapt to try to keep these services running successfully, but also in terms of adapting our programs to the new demands of the job market, students, and their employability.

The session will share finding and present ideas on updating internship programs to close the skills gap, along with an engaged panel discussion and breakouts with our experienced university partners, employee partners, and study abroad/internship providers, to discuss best practices and innovations to help students increase their employability thanks to those new skills.

  • Antonio Romero, CIEE
  • Kerstin Fenton, Saint Mary’s University
  • Jennifer Gebhard, Bentley Systems
  • Jacqueline Davis, Indiana University