Future Career in Hospitality Industry Based on Internship Experience: A Principal Component Analysis

Samia Afrin Shetu, Takrima Sayeda


The purpose of this research is to investigate the factors associated with internship programs and the relationships between internship experiences in tourism and hospitality industry and aspect of future career in the same industry. A principal component analysis was used to determine the degree of impact of internship program planning, industry’s involvement and students’ self commitment. Effective planning of the internship program played a positive and influential role in deciding future career in tourism and hospitality industry. The extent of industry involvement during the internship period mediated internship students’ confidence in tourism industry. However, students’ self-commitment have found rather low to join the industry.

Keywords: Internship program, Tourism and Hospitality industry, Factor Analysis

DOI: 10.7176/EJBM/12-3-22

Publication date: January 31st 2020

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