Martin Serreqi – Faculty of Economy, University of Tirana, Str. “Arben Broci” Tirana, Albania
Brunilda Kosta – Faculty of Economy, University of Tirana, Str. “Arben Broci” Tirana, Albania
Ledjon Shahini – Faculty of Economy, University of Tirana, Str. “Arben Broci” Tirana, Albania

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Abstract: This article assesses the difference between economics students’ expectations and actual internship experiences. Non-parametric statistical analysis was used to examine the variations. This research was divided into two phases. During the first stage, students’ expectations for internships were evaluated. The faculty selected a group of students to participate in an ex­periment, which was an internship program that was thoroughly thought out. Both students and host organizations received support from the facul­ty throughout the entire process. Pre- and post-internship results showed sub­stantial differences. This article concludes with a discussion of research limita­tions and conclusions.

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Serreqi, M., Kosta, B., & Shahini, L. (2023). Analyzing the Effectiveness of Internship Programs from Students’ Perspectives: A Non-parametric Approach. In V. Bevanda (Ed.), International Scientific Conference – EMAN 2023: Vol 7. Selected Papers (pp. 169-178). Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans.


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