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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 / Career Center

Spring 2020 Career Fest

March 9th-13th

Prepare to Attend!

San Diego Mesa College is hosting a week-long Career Fest March 9th-13th with a variety of events centered on preparing you for career exploration and preparation. Join us for a full week of learning how to build your network and increase your marketability to be hired!
Employer registration details below. 

RESUME REVIEW TENTS – Stop by for 1:1 assistance with resume reviews by our Career Counselors and Career Peers. Start from scratch or edit an existing resume! 

Monday, March 9th & Tuesday, March 10th | 9:30am-1:30pm | Mesa Breezeway


EMPLOYER MEET & GREETS – Connect with professionals from a variety of industries as they share about career choices, desirable skills that employers are looking for, and how to prepare for future employment. Check out career panel participating companies & occupations! (click here) 

Urban Planning & Sustainability: Monday, March 9th | 11:10am-12:30pm | AVANZA (Student Services, 2nd Floor)

Professional Skills & Communication in the Workplace: Tuesday, March 10th | 9:35-11:00am | AVANZA (Student Services, 2nd Floor)

Careers in STEM:  Wednesday, March 11th | 9:35-11:00am | AVANZA (Student Services, 2nd Floor)

Careers in Technology:  Wednesday, March 11th | 6:00-7:30pm | G-101 (ROOM CHANGE) 

Careers in Humanities: Thursday, March 12th | 12:45-2:10pm | AVANZA (Student Services, 2nd Floor)

Promise to Career:  Friday, March 13th | 10:15am-2:00pm | AVANZA (Student Services, 2nd Floor) NOTE: The Promise to Career event has been CANCELLED. 

  • The Promise to Career Mini Conference will offer:
    • Engaging career/interest exploration activity
    • Career panel with various local industry professionals to share their career path
    • SD Mesa alumni panel students on the transfer process and their journey education and career
    • Lunch provided by K’s Sandwiches


  • INTERNSHIP & SERVICE LEARNING FAIR – Network with local companies about internship and volunteer options and how to gain hands-on experience. Bring your resume and questions for employers as some hire on the spot! 
  • Wednesday, March 11th | 10:00am-2:00pm | Mesa Breezeway
  • Attending Organizations
  • Alzheimer's San Diego Volunteer & Service Learning Opportunities to visit weekly with individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. All majors welcome

    Big Brothers/Big Sisters of San Diego County: Volunteer to mentor children. All majors welcome

    Brady SoCal, Inc.: Career information for Project Engineers in Construction Management.

    Coaching Corps: Volunteer to coach youth sports.  All majors welcome, ideal for Exercise Science majors.

    Greyhound Adoption Center: Volunteer to care for animals.  Internship and Service Learning opportunities for Administrative and Marketing/Advertising positions.  Suggested Majors: Bsuiness Administration; Marketing; Art-Photography; Writing; Journalism; Animal Health Technology.

    Intellecy Inc.: Paid and unpaid internship opportunities to develop and maintain dashboard, device management, deployment application, and video editing and marketing.  Suggested Majors: Computer Information Science; Computer Programming, Web Development; Database Management: Mathematics; and Statistics.

    International Rescue Committee: Volunteer for assisting with Immigration, Resettlement, Financial Opportunity, Food & Farming, Youth, Safety and Wellness, and Administration.  Suggested Majors: Business Administration; Communication Studies; Accounting; Humanities; Social Sciences; International Relations and Affairs; Nonprofit Management; and Writing-Technical/Professional.

    Jewish Family Service of San Diego: Volunteer to support youth and families, be a mentor, advocate for others, and help the hungry. All majors welcomed.

    Museum of Contemporary Art: Volunteers to register, educate, and curate Arts Management; Development and Fundraising; Education; Fine Arts; Historic Preservation & Conservation. Suggested Majors: Library Science and Museum Services

    Outside the Lens: Paid internship opportunity to work closely with senior educators and digital media experts. Suggested Majors: Art; Photography; Business Management; Multi Media.

    San Diego Habitat for Humanity: Volunteer to help make affordable housing a reality.  All majors welcome.

    San Diego LGBT Pride: Volunteer in Communications & Marketing, Operational Management; Development; Youth Programs; Education & Advocacy.  All majors welcome.

    San Ysidro Health: Volunteer to provide quality, compassionate, accessible, and affordable healthcare.  Suggested majors: Medical Assistant; Health Information; Physical Therapy Assistant. 

    Scripps Research Translational Institute: Summer Research Internship.  Suggested Majors: Biology, Chemistry, Physical Sciences; Computer Science; Mathematics; and Statistics.

    TMA BlueTech: Volunteers who are interested in ocean and water technology. Unpaid internship opportunities to get involved in ocean and water technology from an engineering or business standpoint.  Suggested Majors: Environmental Studies; Sustainability; Engineering; Biology

    The Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America (YAAANA): Volunteers and Interns in communications, web development, marketing, and education.  All majors welcome

  • JOB FAIR – Meet with local companies interested in hiring Mesa students! Gain work experience and professional skills through part-time or full-time jobs. Bring your resume and questions for employers as some hire on the spot! Check out the attending companies and employers!
  • Thursday, March 12th | 9:30am-1:30pm | Student Services Building (Moved due to weather)