If you need to develop new workplace skills, sharpen old skills, build your resume with hands-on experience, or develop priceless networking contacts, then volunteering pays more than you think! There are several local community agencies seeking volunteers!
Internship searching can be done through College Central Network. Contact Angie Watson, Career Services Coordinator for more information. Also, sites such as anyintern.com can be accessed to search the world’s largest internship directory.
Cooperative Education is offered by Henderson Community College to prepare an HCC student in Computer Information Technology and Business Administration for entry and advancement in the occupational area of your choice. Through co-op you can earn college credit and gain valuable work experience at the same time. Co-op is a partnership involving you, the college, and an employer.
The benefits to you for participating in the co-op program are:
Academic Programs which offer co-op work experience are:
Computer & Information Technology
To be eligible for the Co-op Program you must:
In order to apply for the Co-op Program you will need to meet with your advisor to determine if and when a co-op work experience would be best for you. Following that meeting you will need to schedule an appointment with the Career Services Coordinator and complete the necessary application form. The Career Services office is located in the Start Center, Sullivan Technology Center, Room 213.
You will work with the Career Services office and your advisor to identify appropriate employment opportunities. Potential employers will then conduct interviews. If hired, you may accept an approved position and complete the necessary forms in the Career Services office.
Registration for co-op can be done during regular registration periods, or it can be added to your schedule during the semester. Your advisor and Career Services Coordinator can assist you.
For each 80 hours of approved work experience, you can earn one hour of academic credit. The maximum amount of credit granted varies by curriculum. Determination of how many hours of work to attempt should be decided in consultation with your advisor. If you must work on a non-paid basis due to the constraints of financial aid grants or public assistance programs, you should inform your advisor and alert the Career Services Coordinator. After completing the necessary hours on the job, the work supervisor will evaluate your performance.
To earn a letter grade, you must successfully complete the required number of hours in an approved co-op job and receive an evaluation from your work supervisor.
For more information contact Angie Watson, Career Services Coordinator, in the Start Center at 270-831-9671.