Graduate employability skills through online internships and projects during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Australian example.

  • Robert Joseph Gill Swinburne University of Technology
Keywords: Professional Purpose, Employability Skills, COVID-19, Remote Working


During the COVID-19 pandemic many students undertaking professional placements and internships had to leave their physical place of employment due to restrictions. Some students doing professional experiences lost their placement, while others entered work arrangements where they worked online remotely. This paper investigates the potential advantage from their experiences in terms of now being more capable in online work skills due to remote working, as the professional world potentially moves to a more flexible working arrangement that may include a remote working environment mixed with an office environment. It investigates, through a case study methodology analysing assessment content from student experiences, the type of new professional purpose that may evolve as a result of a changing workforce environment.

Author Biography

Robert Joseph Gill, Swinburne University of Technology

Associate Professor Robert Gill

Course Director Communication Programs

Deputy Chair Media and Communication Department

Swinburne University of Technology

PO Box 218, Hawthorn VIC 3122

Ph 61 3 92145425

Mob 0407431525


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How to Cite
Gill, R. J. (2020). Graduate employability skills through online internships and projects during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Australian example. Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability, 11(1), 146-158.