Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Advanced Research in Education
Accounting undergraduates’ perception on internship program: Evidence from Tunisia
In recent years, many attempts have been undertaken to bridge the gap between the knowledge and skills acquired by accounting graduates and those expected by the labor market. As such, the internship program appears as a privileged link between academia and the professional environment. The aim of this paper is to investigate the advantages of the internship program for recent accounting graduates. To achieve this, a questionnaire was distributed to students enrolled in the third year of Bachelor’s degree in Accounting Sciences in two Tunisian universities. The results have shown that the internship program significantly and positively impact the development of interpersonal and communication skills, and intellectual skills. In addition, the internship program significantly and positively impacts career development, also the same results have shown that the internship program has no significant effect on the development of knowledge acquired at university.
Keywords: Advantages; Career development; Knowledge; Skills; Tunisia.