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Career Center

Career Center

Career Center

Career Center

 

Services

The CR Career Center assists students and businesses with a variety of resources to meet their employment needs.

1) Provide employers with qualified applicants via Handshake, a new career management platform. (our existing Job Board and Internship Board will be phased out in summer 2023)

2) Career exploration and planning resources including Career Assessments, resume and interview assistance or starting your own business.

3) Assist students in obtaining Cooperative Work Experience Education (also known as an Internship or Work Experience).


Cooperative Work Experience Education

CWEE is an academic program that strengthens student learning by engaging students of all majors in supervised on-the-job internships, paid or un-paid.

  • Earn College Credit while learning on-the-job! 
  • Gain valuable experience in the career field related to your educational goal.
  • Make contacts within your chosen industry.
  • Increase the potential to advance within the career field.
  • Try out a new career path.

Employers

Interested in hiring a CR student?

Our transfer, career, and adult education programs provide quality education in a broad range of disciplines.

Employers can post job openings on the CR Student Job Board.

Enter the job details to create a job posting and find your future employees at CR.

Contact Career Center staff for answers or help with reaching out to recent graduates of our CE programs.

Career Resources and Assistance


Not sure what major to choose or how to get accurate information about a career? 

Discover college majors & careers that align with your interests, personality, values & skills.

Meet with our Career Center staff to explore local career options, conduct career assessments, and determine the right career for you. 

Improve employability with resume consultation and mock-job interviews. (Available on-campus and in-person or via phone or zoom)

Featured Career Path: California State Parks Ranger

Student Job Board


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The CR Job board will be transitioning to Handshake, a modern platform for college students seeking careers and employment!

The student job board will be discontinued in summer 2023, but in it's place, Handshake will provide many more opportunities for student employment.

Get started with Handshake!

Need to create or update a resume? The Career Center staff can help with that!


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Cooperative Work Experience

Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE) is an academic program that strengthens student learning by engaging students of all majors in supervised on the job internships, paid or un-paid. CWEE is customized to fit the student's needs. There are no class meetings required for students, other than an initial orientation meeting with the CWEE Coordinator and meeting with work supervisors and faculty members to discuss learning objectives and job performance.

How to Enroll in CWEE

Read, print and follow the checklist on the "Student Responsibilities" page in the syllabus below. Registration occurs with CWEE Coordinator approval once all student paperwork and an orientation has been completed.

Types of Work Experience

  • General work experience (CE 41) is for students working at a job unrelated to their educational goal/major.
    CE 41 Syllabus
  • Occupational work experience (CE 42) is for students whose job is related to their educational goal/major.
    CE 42 Syllabus

Supervised On the job internships

In order for a student to officially enroll in CWEE, faculty members need to read the CWEE syllabus, sign the student's copy of the contract and create learning objectives with the student. All of the forms required are included in the syllabi (syllabi linked in this section).

At the beginning of the semester, the supervising faculty member supports the student's success by developing and monitoring learning objectives with the student, which are later presented to work supervisor for approval. Learning objectives specifically describe what it is that the student intends to accomplish that semester at the job site based upon the needs of the work site.

During the semester, the faculty member meets at least once with the work supervisor at the job site to discuss student learning objectives and job performance.

At the end of the semester, the faculty member completes a 1-page evaluation of the CWEE program/CWEE Coordinator and meets with the student to review evaluations and confirm hours met before entering a grade.

At the beginning of the semester, the work supervisor supports the student's success by approving and monitoring learning objectives created by the student and the faculty member. Learning objectives specifically describe what the student intends to accomplish that semester at the job site based upon the needs of the work site.

During the semester, the work supervisor meets with the student's supervising CR faculty member at least once on the job site to discuss learning objectives and student work performance. The work supervisor monitors student work hours throughout the semester.

At the end of the semester, the work supervisor completes a 1-page evaluation of the student and CWEE program/CWEE Coordinator. The work supervisor meets with the student to review learning objectives and evaluations and sign the student CWEE timecard.

* If a student is performing a non-paid job, College of the Redwoods covers Worker's Compensation. If a student is paid, they must be covered under the work sites Worker's Compensation.

In order for a student to officially enroll in CWEE, work supervisors need to read the CWEE syllabus, sign the student's copy of contract and coordinate the paid or non-paid internship with the student. All of the forms required are included in the syllabi linked in this section

Looking to Hire CR Students or Recent Graduates


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We are launching Handshake, a modern platform for recruiting students.

Handshake will replace our current part-time/seasonal job board and offer employers many great new features like:

  • Managing all job posting campuses with Handshake (including Cal Poly Humboldt and Chico State) at no cost.
  • Posting of internships, part-time, seasonal, AND full-time positions
  • A mobile experience – update job postings, view applicants, and more all while on the go using Handshake's responsive design.
  • Actively recruit students based on profile information.

Employers can join Handshake and start posting their jobs!
Employers Join Handshake Here!

Questions? Contact our Career Center 707-476-4308.

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Contact Us


Career Center

 Montel Vander Horck III, Manager

 707-476-4308

Located in the LRC, near EOPS

Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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