June 17, 2004
INFORMATION: Stan Wright, CWEE Director, (661) 362-3889 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Study: Internships Boost Job Prospects, Earnings
Hundreds of Internships Available Through College of the Canyons
SANTA CLARITA Community college students who participate in work-based learning such as internships graduate sooner, find jobs faster and earn more than fellow students, according to a study conducted for the California Community College Chancellors Office.
The study, prepared by Hatchuel Tabernik & Associates of Berkeley, found that students who participate in such programs find work two weeks sooner after graduation, earn 22 percent more in their first year and have higher average annual earnings for four years after graduation.
The study confirms that work-based learning programs provide students with a quicker route to steady, meaningful employment and significantly higher earnings, said Stan Wright, director of Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE) at College of the Canyons.
I encourage any student who finds this prospect appealing to apply for one of the hundreds of paid or unpaid internships available through College of the Canyons, Wright said. The college has approximately 300 internship positions available at any given time.
The college has nearly 200 internship partners, including the Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, City of Santa Clarita, CNBC, HBO, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Brothers Animation.
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