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    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
QUniversity, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good-quality papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the related fields.

IJIET 2018 Vol.8(10): 725-729 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2018.8.10.1129

The Impact of Cooperative Education: Considering Employability and Career Advancement of New Graduates

Wannapa Luekitinan
Abstract—This study aimed to compare the employability and the career advancement of cooperative students and non-cooperative students, including to identify the correlation among cooperative education program attendance and initial job, started income and period to get the job. The population was 1,807 new graduates who graduated in academics year 2015 from the faculty and the college that has the cooperative education in the curriculum at Burapha University, Thailand. The questionnaire was employed to gather the data and the questionnaires were sent to the population by e-mail. For data analysis, the Independence Sample t-Test and Chi-square test were used to analyze the data. The findings revealed the employability and career advancement of cooperative students and non-cooperative students were not different. Except, the employability in term of problem-solving skill and leadership had the difference between cooperative students and non-cooperative students. Regarding the correlation analysis, the cooperative education program attendance statistical significant related to the initial job, started income and period to get the job at 0.05. The cooperative students have been worked in the field or related filed more than the non-cooperative students. Moreover, the cooperative students received the started income more than 15,000 Bath and had the period to get the new job below 3 months.

Index Terms—Cooperative education, career advancement, employability, new graduated.

Wannapa Luekitinan is with the Human Resource Management Program, Faculty of Management and Tourism, Burapha University, Thailand (e-mail: wannapa.w236@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Wannapa Luekitinan, "The Impact of Cooperative Education: Considering Employability and Career Advancement of New Graduates," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 8, no. 10, pp. 725-729, 2018.

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