Participate in WBL Activities

General Work-Based
Learning Questions
Phone: (619) 388-2701

Katlin Choi
Work-Based Learning Coordinator
Phone: (619) 388-2734

Shawn Fawcett
Work-Based Learning Coordinator
Phone: (619) 388-2340

Pavel Consuegra
Internship Coordinator
Phone: (619) 388-5072

Melanie Baeza-McCray
Employment Engagement Coordinator
Phone: (619) 388-2701

Work-Based Learning 

internships & work experience:

San Diego Mesa College Internships is a comprehensive experiential learning resource to bridge your academic learning with valuable real-world experience in your desired career field, developing hands-on skills under the guidance of faculty mentor(s) and community partners. Participate in an internship to ensure you're on the right career path while checking out potential companies to work for!

Step 1: Meet with Mesa’s Internship Coordinator to learn what an internship entails, how you can benefit, and the process to participate

Step 2: Prepare for the Internship Search (ie: Resume, Mock Interviews, Skills, etc.)

Step 3: Attend & participate in WBL and Career Center preparation workshops and events to support you through the process and become a standout applicant

Step 4: Search for Internship Opportunities

Step 5: Secure your Internship Position

Step 6: Onboarding! Prepare for your Internship

Step 7: Get Support! Enroll in a Work Experience Course (optional - see Work Experience website for more details and additional steps)

Step 8: Begin and fulfill your internship obligation with your specific organization


Work Experience Education (WEE) is a structured educational process that combines real-world work experiences gained by students with regular academic or vocational instruction and is considered to be an integral part of the community college curriculum.

General Work Experience Education (WORK 272) is supervised employment which is intended to assist students in acquiring desirable work habits, attitudes and career awareness. The Work experience does not have to be related to the students’ educational goal. Title 5 section 55252

Occupation Work Experience Education (270) is supervised employment extending classroom based occupational learning at an on-the-job learning station relating to the students’ educational or

Enroll in a Work Experience Course to have faculty support during your internship (optional - see Work Experience website for more details and additional steps)

Need Help Finding an Internship?

Job Network:

Register for Job Network today! Use your CSID# to create your free account and get started. Job Network is the free online job board for San Diego Mesa College students and alumni. Whether you're a full or part-time student, you can rely on Job Network to connect you with employers. Find your next internship today!

Internship & Career Resources:

Check out the Career Center Internship Handbook for tips on finding and being successful in an internship.

Attend & participate in WBL and Career Center preparation workshops and events to support you through the process and become a standout applicant (ie: Resume, Job Search Strategies, Interview Preparation, Skills, etc.)

Career Peer Ambassadors:

Meet with a Career Peer Ambassador at the Career Center to receive help in creating or editing your resume. Stop by for walk-in assistance from some of our student leaders who have been trained in career and resume preparation. 

Invited for an Interview or Networking Event?

Always dress for success! The Stand is located on the second floor of the Student Services Building (I4-204). FREE food and professional clothing is offered to all students. 



Follow the WBL Team @SDMesaWBL for career updates and information about WBL activities at Mesa College!

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