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Meeting Employers’ Expectation: An Analysis of Thai Students’ Performance

Tongdee Cheevapruk


Securing a good job is tough thing for new graduates as the job market is being more competitive in the present global scenario. Upcoming ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), 2015 has overwhelmed Thai graduates as it may turn out fierce competition to land a job in their own country. In this light, this study has explored the Thai students’ performance while working with international employers abroad during their paid internship through International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE). This paper reveals Thai students’ performance quality from the eyes of the employers with the due focus on the working efficiency in their field of study and English language skills. The study draws its result by analyzing the qualitative and quantitative data from the 110 employers outside Thailand who recruited Thai students in year 2009 and 2010.


Students’ performance; Employability; IAESTE

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