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Cooperative Work Experience

WHAT IS COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE?
The cooperative work experience (CWE) is program that allows students to earn college credit for working in the community in a area related to the student's academic goals. Depending on the program, students can earn up to 18 credits on the job.

CWE280 is a course that allows the student to work at a job that involves similar aspects of his or her field of study. 

 

Benefits for Students 

  • Explore jobs & careers related to your college major
  • Earn academic credit to transfer or apply to degree/certificates
  • Get a starting point in the competitive job market
  • Apply what you learn in the classroom in a real-world setting
  • Gain confidence
  • Practice on the job skills and knowledge
  • Begin to build your resume with current work experience 
  • Begin to build your professional network in your chosen career field
  • Enhance your scholarship and university applications

 

REQUIREMENT: All work experience students are required to take a 1 credit work experience seminar for their first experience.  This one credit class is offered on Tuesdays from 3pm-5pm.  Please attend orientation for further information.  

 

REQUIREMENT: Every student new to work experience MUST attend an orientation session.

Please pick a time and location from the table below and complete the subsequent form to sign up for orientation. 

Thank you. 

Work Experience Orientation  

Full 

Thursday, March 3rd

10am-12pm

Columbia Hall,

Room 219

Work Experience Orientation

Tuesday, March 8th 

8:30am-10:30am

MERTS Conference 

Room

Work Experience Orientation

Friday, March 11th

1:00pm-3:00pm

Columbia Hall,

Room 117

Work Experience Orientation

Wednesday, March 16th 

1:00pm-3:00pm

MERTS Conference 

Room

                                                                                                                                     

 

Benefits for Employers 

  • Gain driven and enthusiastic employees
  • Pre-screen potential employees
  • Access students with related skills and knowledge
  • Have your input heard on college education and workforce training 

**Businesses interested in becoming involved with CWE, please click here

 

    Contact the Director of Cooperative Work Experience at (503) 338-2480 for registration information and orientation questions. 


     

    Last Updated: 
    March 2, 2016, 8:41 pm
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