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1 Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) Connecting college to career through internships WHY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT INTERNSHIPS? LOCATIONUNEMPLOYMENT RATE ORANGE COUNTY6.8% LOS ANGELES COUNTY10.2% RIVERSIDE COUNTY11.1% SAN DIEGO COUNTY8.1% STATE OF CALIFORNIA9.7%

2 Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) Connecting college to career through internships WHY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT INTERNSHIPS?

3 Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) Connecting college to career through internships EMPLOYERS WANT INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE!

4 Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) Connecting college to career through internships

5 Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) Connecting college to career through internships

6 WHY CWEE / INTERNSHIPS? Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) Connecting college to career through internships Hired more often Make more $$$ They get jobs faster!

7 WHAT IS CWEE?  CWEE is an academic program regulated by CA Education Code that includes employment of students in jobs that have educational value/connection to their programs of study and is coordinated by college faculty.  4 steps for students: Secure an internship Gaucho Jobs has had 250+ Internship postings since July 2011! Contact the Saddleback Department Chair to apply, enroll, and connect to the faculty Work hard & complete Student Learning Objectives Finish required hours & evaluations at the end! Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) Connecting college to career through internships

8 OUR CWE PROGRAM ‘AT A GLANCE’ Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) Connecting college to career through internships Types of Programs ACCOUNTING AUTO TECH BUSINESS MGMT CTVR FASHION FOODS/NUTRITION GRAPHICS INTERIOR DESIGN JOURNALISM PHLEBOTOMY

9 Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) Connecting college to career through internships WHERE ARE STUDENTS INTERNING? Based in OC broadcasts to 5.6M homes #3 Apparel company in OC - $325M 2010 Worldwide music company Restaurant by Seven Hospitality Group – 2011 Rock, Pop, Alt., Urban music – owned by EMI The largest native plant supplier in the state. #2 Apparel company in OC - $1.3B 2010 #7 Apparel company in OC - $323M 2010 #5 Apparel company in OC - $1.6B 2010 LA and Southern California News Channel 60years 16 dealerships in CA and Arizona America’s Largest Classroom TV Station 2500 USA employees - $400M est A subsidiary of Billabong #7 Hospital in OC - $355M 2010 Worldwide distribution of Shelby 60’s line up

10 5 TIPS TO SUCCESSFUL INTERNSHIPS Always ask questions Offer to help Make suggestions Treat the internship like your FT job! Maintain contact after the internship internship Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) Connecting college to career through internships

11 QUESTIONS & THANKS! For more information:   The ‘Saddleback College Career Network’ group on: Eric Hilden Career Placement Officer Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) Connecting college to career through internships


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