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Workplace Readiness


The CU Learn to Earn Program

The Work-based Learning Experiences Coordinator (WLEC) directs the CU Learn to Earn program. Cameron University students are provided with training and workshops that foster professional development by helping students develop job skills and become more prepared for the workplace.

The WLEC provides on-going support to students as they prepare for, secure, and complete work-based learning experiences. The work-based learning experiences that the CU Learn to Earn program supports are on-campus work-studies, job shadowing opportunities, and internships.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is work-based learning?

Work-based learning is an educational strategy that provides students with real-life work experiences where they can apply academic and technical skills and develop their employability.

What is an On-Campus Work-Study?

A program where college students can have a part-time, on-campus job in order to gain work experience.

What types of On-Campus Work-Studies are available?

There are two types of work study available: state-funded or federally-funded.

State-funded employment is an option for students who are enrolled for 6 credit hours for fall or spring or 3 credit hours for summer.

Federally-funded employment requires that you have federal eligibility as determined by the outcome of your FAFSA and be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours.

What is Job Shadowing?

A type of on-the-job learning and career development through working with an employee who might have something to teach or can help the student learn new aspects related to the job, organization, and/or certain behaviors and competencies.

What is an Internship?

A temporary position, that can be paid or unpaid, with an emphasis in on-the-job training rather than merely employment.