ANNOUNCING THE 2020 CONFERENCE | UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO, HAMILTON
Who We Are
Our membership consists of staff from institutions around New Zealand who facilitate student work experience in business, research institutes and industry as part of students’ educational programmes.
We initiate, support and publish research in cooperative education and provide guidelines for institutions seeking to establish cooperative education programmes. We have links with overseas cooperative education institutions for research and student exchanges.
Every year we host an annual conference for cooperative education practitioners to present research and new programmes.
Dr Karsten Zegwaard has recently been appointed as Director of WIL Research, WIL Central Unit, Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), at the University of Waikato. This newly created role is part of Waikato’s institutional-wide expansion into WIL and will...read more
InPlace is a cloud technology platform and end-to-end solution that connects academic institutes and their students to the workplace through Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placements and internships. Securely manages the entire student placement process with...read more
For Outstanding Contribution to Research in the Field of Cooperative Education and Internships Dr. Karsten E. Zegwaard Karsten Zegwaard is Director of Cooperative Education at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and holds a Bachelor of Science, a Masters in...read more
Work Integrated Learning
- Skilled, motivated temporary staff
- Projects completed cheaply
- Easy recruitment
- Reduced training costs
- Access to tertiary institution personnel and facilities
- Enhanced corporate profile
- Involvement with tertiary institution programs
- Real life learning experiences
- Enhanced career prospects
- Develop personal and interpersonal skills
- Combine work with study
- Motivated students
- Learning supplemented by work place experiences
- Enhance community profile
- Improve industry links