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Cooperative Work Study Program - Lake Land College, Mattoon Illinois

Cooperative Work Study Program

CWSP is a program that offers students an opportunity to gain work experience while determining if that field is right for them. Not to be confused with the Financial Aid Federal Work Study Program, CWSP allows students to gain valuable hands-on work experience related to their academic major. Students in CWSP will experience resume writing, interview opportunities, Lake Land College course credit, and a paid internship experience at an employer they select to build their resume further. Employers as well can benefit from CWSP by receiving up to 50% reimbursement of an intern’s pay in addition to hosting an eager student who is willing to work and learn.

Verify Your Eligibility

Student must have a 2.0 GPA or better
Student must have 12 or more college credits earned
Internship must be in the field of the student's academic major
Complete a Resume
Complete the Interested Student Application
Register with us in person or click here to complete the Interested Student Application e-form. You will be contacted if you are accepted into the program.
Receive your Acceptance Notification
You will be contacted of your acceptance status via your Lake Land email account.
Meet with the CWSP Coordinator
Call the Career Services office to schedule an appointment with the CWSP Coordinator at 217-234-5288.

LLC Career Services - (217) 234-5288 Offer free assistance in resume development.

WORC-Workforce Opportunities Resource Consortium Offers a WORCBASE including organizations willing to provide work-based learning experiences and educational opportunities.

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