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Cooperative Work Experience Education Program
Student Information
 
The Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE) program helps students achieve their educational and career goals through internships. This is a unique experience for students because it provides an opportunity to combine classroom education with mentored work experience. 
 
Student Benefits:
  • ​Receive college credit for on-the-job experiences (paid or unpaid)
  • Add valuable on-the-job experience to resume
  • Learn and improve employment skills under actual working conditions
  • Apply classroom theory to real job experiences
  • Develop a better understanding of core job functions in the selected industry
  • Develop a better understanding of human relations in the workplace
  • Network with professionals
There are two types of Work Experience Programs:
  • Occupational Internship:
    • ​Designed for students enrolled in a career-oriented discipline
    • Supervised work experience is directly related to student's career goal and is an integral part of the student's major
  • General Work Experience:
    • ​For students who want to explore career and work experience opportunities
    • Designed to help students develop career and workplace awareness
    • Does not need to be related to student's educational goal
    • Intent is to help students acquire desirable work habits and career awareness
Students interested in enrolling in the CWEE program will need to follow the steps below:
 
STEP 1:
-->​ Sign up and attend a Job Skills Workshop prior to your internship. Job Skills Workshops focus on the development of soft skills, resume and cover letter writing, and interviewing techniques. 
STEP 2:
--> Complete the CWEE Online Orientation and pass the exam with a score of 20.
--> Print your Certificate of Completion. Students are responsible for reading and understanding the orientation which includes the registration procedures, requirements, and deadlines.
STEP 3:
--> Bring your CWEE Online Orientation Certificate of Completion to Matt Leyden in the CTE Department to pick up the CWEE Student Application, Training Plan and Checklist.
--> ​Email mleyden@msjc.edu to schedule a time to pick up the enrollment documents.
--> Transcripts will be reviewed for completion of required coursework prior to enrollment.
 STEP 4:
--> ​​Meet with your Site Supervisor at the location of your internship to develop three learning objectives for the internship program.
--> Obtain their signature on the CWEE Student Application and Training Plan.
STEP 5:
--> Meet with your faculty advisor to obtain their approval of the three learning objectives and signature on the Training Plan.
--> If the faculty advisor does not approve the three learning objectives, you will need to re-write the objectives with your Site Supervisor and then meet with your faculty advisor again for approval and signature. 
STEP 6:
--> Bring the completed CWEE Student Application, Training Plan, and this checklist with you to the Counseling Department to receive the Coordinator’s Signature.
--> Bring to Matt Leyden in the CTE Department. Email mleyden@msjc.edu to schedule an appointment.
STEP 7:
--> Take completed documents with the required signatures to Kimberly Brais, Room 919 on the Menifee Valley Campus or Angela Aceves, Room 1255C on the San Jacinto Campus.
--> You will receive copies of your documents and a signed CWEE Program Enrollment Consent form.
STEP 8:
--> Take the CWEE Program Enrollment Consent form immediately to Enrollment Services to Teri Orchard on the Menifee Valley Campus or Karla Marquez on the San Jacinto Campus.
--> The form must be submitted to Enrollment Services on the same day or the form will expire.
--> Payment for tuition fees must also be made immediately in order to complete registration.
​​ ​The entire registration process described above must be completed by the 2nd Friday of the semester term. For Spring 2015, the deadline to complete the above registration process is:

Friday, January 30th at 11:00 am
NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE ALLOWED
​Student Forms:
 
 
 
Steps to CWEE Student Success
 
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions
Click here to see a list of frequently asked questions and the answers. Got more questions? Please contact the CWEE Office at 951-639-5567. 
 

 

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