Article Published in the Western Journal of Communication

My article “What Happens Before Full-Time Employment? Internships as a Mechanism of Anticipatory Socialization” was just published in the Western Journal of Communication.┬áBy investigating how interns learn about and identify with organizations, this study challenges our understanding of anticipatory socialization and our assumptions about full-time employees as uncertain newcomers. In fact, results show that internships may provide more realistic perceptions than traditional means of anticipatory socialization, like recruitment or vocational messages. You can read the paper here.

A photo by Alejandro Escamilla.