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The Paradox of Work-Placement Identity: Exploring the Challenges of Role Transition from Students to Interns in the Workplace

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Publication date11/06/2019
<mark>Original language</mark>English
Event11th International Critical Management Studies Conference - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Duration: 1/07/20191/07/2019

Conference

Conference11th International Critical Management Studies Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityMilton Keynes
Period1/07/191/07/19

Abstract

In this paper, we argue that identities often become destabilised and disrupted during macro-level transitions across organisational boundaries i.e. university to the placement organisation. This can lead to conflicts between the role of students, who remain enrolled with their university programme, and interns, who see themselves as student-practitioners. We aim to untangle the complex relationship between work and placement identities, often intertwined and taken-for-granted in work-based learning (WBL) arrangements (e.g. internships or placement programmes).