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Work Experience


Work Experience

COD Main Campus: Administration Building Room 5/6
(760) 862-1344
Best time to catch someone in the office: Mon-Fri 8-1


The purpose of the Cooperative Work Experience Education program is to familiarize students to the "real world of work" and enable them to integrate their classroom learning to a real work environment. 

Students may earn college units for their current job/internship/volunteer or student worker position.

The number of hours you work will determine how many units you qualify for each semester.

The class is based around three learning objectives that you will work on at your place of employment. 
*Increase your chances for promotion or raise
*Get a head start in your field
*Create a more powerful resume
*Become more marketable
*It's a Win-Win for both students and employers

Please read "What is Work Experience" for further details.  Must have job lined up and ready to start.

Getting Started      

   1.  Register, See Summer & Fall 2018 schedule of classes​ for a list of courses.  
         If job is not related to your educational goal, enroll in "General Work Experience" 
           Students will have to 
manually  type in the number of units they qualify for.

   2.  Complete Application Submit within TWO days via:
             In Person:  Admin Bldg Room 5/6
             Canvas:  See Canvas course sit for further instructions
             Scan/Email:  workexperience@collegeofthedesert.edu 
             If needed a
 complete application packet may be picked up in Admin Bldg, Room 5/6.

   3.  Complete Class Introduction https://youtu.be/341244HzXr8  
        Submit answers to Class Introduction questions on the last slide for grading.

   4.  Print the following:
         1st Coaching Worksheet "Learning Objectives"
         Letter to Employer
         Syllabus Summer 2018 ​       
         Hour Requirements

   5.  Contact the Work Experience Office to find out who your Instructor will be 760.862.1344
        Setup 1st Coaching appointment (with your Work Experience Instructor on campus)         
        Set up your Job-Site visit (with your Work Experience Instructor and your supervisor at  your job site).

   6.  See syllabus for requirements and due dates

If you are looking for an opportunity check out our online job-board at: www.CODjobHUB.com

Visit the COD Job Hub 

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