• Cooperative Work Experience for Students

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    Put your education to work! The Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) program enables you to earn college credit while gaining on-the-job experience.

    Read through the following information and/or the Student Guide to learn how CWE can work for you.

    If you are ready to get started in CWE or have any questions, please contact the CWE office at 503-594-3511 or cwe@clackamas.edu

    How to Prepare for CWE

    Meet with Your CWE Instructor
    Meet with the CWE Instructor from your department at least 1–2 terms before you plan to take your CWE class and learn about CWE requirements for your program.

    Prepare Application Materials
    Update your resume & cover letter. Visit the Career Center for help creating or updating your resume/cover letter. Contact us at: careercenter@clackamas.edu or 503-594-6001

    Find a CWE Site
    Search for a site with assistance from your CWE Instructor. If you have a job related to your program of study, you might be able to use this as your CWE site with approval from your CWE Instructor. You must have a site approved by your CWE Instructor before Step 4.

    Complete CWE Application Online
    Once you have a CWE site, complete the CWE Application online. Go to www.clackamas.edu/cwe, click on CWE Students, then click on CWE Application.

    Get Instructor Consent to Register
    Contact your CWE instructor for consent to register. Follow their instructions to get registered. Note: All CWE courses have a required co-requisite course, CWE Seminar (CWE-281). You must complete this course during the term(s) you are enrolled in CWE.

    Complete Paperwork & Begin Work
    Before you begin working, get signatures on required forms and submit to your CWE Instructor. Go to www.clackamas.edu/cwe, click on CWE Students, then download the two forms, "Agreement" and "Learning Outcomes".

  • Contact our Cooperative Work Experience Office

    Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    Email us: cwe@clackamas.edu

    Call us: 503-594-3511