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WEXP 290: General Work Experience
(1-3) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 70 and ENG 80

Consists of on-the-job work experience, one mandatory orientation, plus two scheduled office hours and other conference hours. Supervised employment of students with the goal of acquiring effective work habits, attitudes and career awareness in actual job settings. Positions held by students need not to be related to their educational goals or college major. Students perform assigned responsibilities as an employee; follow employer's policies, rules and regulations; write learning objectives; write a resume if enrolled in 2-3 units; write a final paper; keep a record of time worked; complete 1-3 business modules based on number of enrolled units; complete a student data sheet; and secure employer's evaluation at the end of the semester.

WEXP 290A: General Work Experience: Career Planning Skills
(1-3) CSU

This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within a career. It is designed for students interested in exploring various career and education options and developing career and education planning skill. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer.

WEXP 290B: General Work Experience: Career Advancement Skills
(1-3) CSU

Provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within a career. It is designed for students interested in improving their resumé writing, interviewing and job search skills. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer.

WEXP 290C: General Work Experience: Workplace Success Skills
(1-3) CSU

Provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within a career. It is designed for students interested in improving their workplace success skills. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer.

WEXP 291: International Experience/Internship
(1-6) F, S - CSU

Limitation on enrollment: Permission to work abroad Consists of 75-450 hours of work (1-6 units) in international (foreign country) employment, plus 2 hours of individual student/faculty conference. Assistance may be provided in obtaining a foreign work permit. Supervised employment of students with the intent of creating student awareness of international work opportunities, assisting them to acquire desirable work habits in foreign job settings. Focus also includes developing an understanding of the role of international business, the foreign country's work habits, economy, labor laws and cultural/political factors that affect employment. Special attention paid to how work in the foreign country is similar to and different from work in the United States. Positions held need not be related to major. Students perform assigned responsibilities as an employee; follow employer's policies; write individual learning objectives; keep a record of time worked; fill out a student data sheet; and secure an employee evaluation.

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