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Abstract

Higher education currently has a strict focus on the personal, intellectual, and social development of students. However, little attention is given to student development after college, particularly, to students who enter the "real world" and choose to work for a corporation. Colleges and corporations need to work together to assist students during the transition out of college and into the corporate workplace. Internships provide one means of cooperation between the two parties. This paper will explore how colleges and corporations can enhance student development and better prepare students for a post-collegiate corporate career.