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A Discussion with Amanda Chase on The Impact of Identity and Social, Economic, and Cultural Capital on College Student Internship Engagement
January 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am
Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 11a.m. CST (US)
Special Guest: Dr. Amanda Chase, University of Vermont
In this webinar, Dr. Amanda Chase of the University of Vermont spoke with CCWT Researcher Dr. Zi Chen on the impact of identity, social, economic, and cultural capital on college Internships. Though lacking access to internships may seem like a mere inconvenience, internships are often the gateways into particular careers and industries. If certain groups of students are excluded from internships on the basis of income, race/ethnicity or social connections, then the experiences and perspectives of too many college students will not be represented in the nation’s companies, organizations and government agencies.
Dr. Amanda Chase coordinates internships for the University of Vermont in the Career Center and the University’s new Office of Engagement. Her research interests are focused on issues of access and equity in internships and experiential learning. She wrote a quantitative doctoral dissertation on this topic and earned her Ed.D in May 2020.