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  • What Universities Can Learn from Udacity’s ‘Gig Economy’ Service

    EdSurge - 12/01/2016

    “We’ll see more and more institutions gravitating toward this type of opportunity,” says Charles Kilfoye, who runs Northeastern University’s Experiential Network, a program that matches graduate and professional studies students with six-week projects at sponsor companies. “It really just mirrors the gig economy that’s happening out there.”

    Will part-time piecework replace traditional internships?

    Workers are increasingly gravitating toward flexible employment options. Economists at Princeton estimate the number of U.S. workers in “alternative work arrangements”—temporary help agency workers, on-call workers, contract workers, and independent contractors or freelancers—rose from 10.1 percent in 2005 to 15.8 percent in 2015.

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