Benefits to you, as a student:
- Graduate with both a degree and job experience
- Gain career-specific skills for your future job
- Develop a professional network for job references
- Develop job search skills like resume building, interviewing techniques, and networking
- Apply classroom knowledge to a real-world working experience
How to Enroll
Talk with your advisor if you are enrolled in a program noted above. Then, if you meet the guidelines, fill out the application by:
- Spring Semester WBL Experience: October 1
- Summer Semester WBL Experience: March 1
- Fall Semester WBL Experience: May 1
WBL 111, WBL 112, and WBL 115 Criteria
- Enroll in a program with a WBL requirement
- Maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher
- Complete a minimum of 24 credit hours (required before WBL your experience)
- Refer to your program’s course sequence guide for WBL registration timeline
WBL 3100 Criteria
- Register for a 96-hour or more continuing education course
- Complete at least 48 hours of the course
Required hours are based on course number and the semester length. This is a pass/fail course based on your completion of necessary documentation and hours.WBL 111 – A total of 160 hours per semester
- Spring and Fall: 10 hours per week for 16 weeks
- Summer: 20 hours per week for 8 weeks
- Spring and Fall: 20 hours per week for 16 weeks
- Summer: 40 hours per week for 8 weeks
- Students and advisor will meet once a week for an hour to discuss WBL experience
- WBL 115 is designed to connect work-based learning experiences to classroom knowledge
WBL 3100- A minimum of 20 hours per WBL course.
- WBL experiences vary on work time requirements. Some placements may require up to 120 hours of work.
How do I register for the WBL course?
- You will register for your program’s WBL through WebAdvisor. After you register, submit an application to the work-based learning coordinator for approval.
When should I take my WBL course?
- Consult with you faculty advisor and review your program’s course worksheet to see a suggested timeline.
Can my current job qualify as my WBL placement?
- Your faculty advisor can approve your job as a WBL placement if it matches the course’s criteria.
Will I get paid during my work-based learning placement?
- Work-based learning placements do not guarantee a salary. Please consult with you faculty advisor and work-based learning coordinator for more information.
What if I do not complete my hours during the semester?
- If you do not complete your hours, you will receive an incomplete. You will have until the following semester to complete the hours before receiving a failing grade.
Why do I have to register for two WBL courses?
- WBL 111 and 112 are the course numbers for the internship. WBL 115 is a class that meets once a week to discuss the placement. Consult with your faculty advisor and review your program’s course worksheet to review which courses are required for your degree.
What hours and days will I work?
- Your schedule will be determined during your first day with your employer.