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.