Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Social Science, Humanity and Public Health, ICoSHIP 2022, 05-06 November 2022, Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia

Research Article

English Students’ Perceptions towards Internship in Hotel Industry: A Qualitative Approach

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.5-11-2022.2326528,
        author={Nodistya Septian Indrastana and Renata Kenanga Rinda and Vigo  Dewangga and Julien Arief Wicaksono},
        title={English Students’ Perceptions towards Internship in Hotel Industry: A Qualitative Approach},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Social Science, Humanity and Public Health, ICoSHIP 2022, 05-06 November 2022, Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICOSHIP},
        year={2023},
        month={1},
        keywords={english students perception internship hotel industry},
        doi={10.4108/eai.5-11-2022.2326528}
    }
    
  • Nodistya Septian Indrastana
    Renata Kenanga Rinda
    Vigo Dewangga
    Julien Arief Wicaksono
    Year: 2023
    English Students’ Perceptions towards Internship in Hotel Industry: A Qualitative Approach
    ICOSHIP
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.5-11-2022.2326528
Nodistya Septian Indrastana1,*, Renata Kenanga Rinda1, Vigo Dewangga1, Julien Arief Wicaksono1
  • 1: Politeknik Negeri Jember
*Contact email: nodistya.septian@polije.ac.id

Abstract

Internship program plays a vital role in exposing students to real activities. During an internship program, a study program needs to develop the ‘link and match’ between curriculum and industries. Hotel industry absorbs a great number of English department graduates; however, data showed a quite significant decrease in the number of students conducting internship program in hotel industries. Through a qualitative inquiry, this study examined students’ perceptions on their internship program at hotel industries. Using purposeful sampling, twenty-three sixth-semester students who had conducted their internships in hotel industries were selected as the participants. An online, structured, closed-ended questionnaire was distributed, followed by a semi structured interview with six out of the twenty-three participants. Data were analysed thematically. The findings of this study are expected to minimize the gap between education and the workplace and improve the implementation of internship program, particularly, in English study program