Work Experience Seminar & Fieldwork
Students earn credit at work
The Work Experience course combination is designed for students currently employed in jobs that may or may not be related to their major field of study. Work Experience enriches personal and professional development through the study and application of valuable career development skills. It requires concurrent enrollment in a one-unit seminar and variable unit fieldwork at the students’ workplaces. Through the development of learning objectives, students improve their self-management, organizational, and performance skills.
- Learn and apply valuable, transferable job skills.
- Earn college credit while you work.
- Explore professional interests and goals.
- Increase potential for job and career advancement.
- Pursue personal and professional growth.
- Improve communication skills in the workplace.
- Advance goal setting, time management, and productivity.
- Practice resume writing and job interviewing skills.
- Develop team building skills and positive relationships in the workplace.
- Requires students to work toward accomplishment of supervisor-approved learning objectives.
- Motivates students to assess and improve work performance.
- Facilitates workplace communication.
- Enhances student understanding of employer needs and expectations.
- Encourages a dialogue between supervisor and student.
- Gives employers the opportunity to positively influence student job performance.
What Students Are Saying
“I got college credit for working and achieving learning objectives in my current job. My supervisor was so impressed with my improvement, that she gave me a raise. In the seminar, I learned how to write a great resume, communicate with my boss and co-workers, and prepare for a job interview. What I learned in this class will help me when I pursue my dream career.”
This course combination is cross listed; sign up either through Business or Work Experience. The one-unit seminar is cross-listed as BUSN 96 and WRKX 96; it must be taken concurrently with the variable-unit fieldwork BUSN 95 or WRKX 95. Students must be employed a minimum of five hours per week or have a volunteer commitment for a minimum of four hours per week.