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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 


The WBL Department will continue to operate remotely at full capacity and will return to on-campus operations on occasion. We can be reached vial email or phone at (619) 388-2701. Visit the SDCCD Coronavirus news center for detailed information.                                              

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Spring into Your Career with Handshake

SDCCD is excited to announce the launch of our NEW & IMPROVED, district-wide student & alumni online job board, Handshake, as a free one-stop-shop for kickstarting careers.

Ready, Set, GET HIRED! Follow these steps to activate your SDCCD Handshake Job Board Account.

4 Steps to Get Hired!

Students & Alumni: SDCCD students received an email from Handshake in early March inviting them to activate their FREE account. Login with your email linked to your MySDCCD Portal (account that received the Handshake invitation). Need to Activate your Account? For support and assistance with activating your Handshake student account, job searching and preparing application materials, please contact the Mesa Career Center at 619-800-3556.

Employers & Community Partners: Connect with SDCCD through Handshake today! By activating your Handshake account, you’ll have access to qualified talent of over 75,000 students from each of our SDCCD campuses - City College, Mesa College, Miramar College, and College of Continuing Education. Create an account and post any jobs/internship positions as they will be widely viewed across our district. Don’t miss this opportunity to recruit your future diverse workforce!

New to Handshake? Employers logging in or creating accounts using the URL below will automatically request employer approval through our SDCCD Handshake Job Board. We look forward to helping you meet your current employment needs!

Questions? Please email Shawn Fawcett at

Additional Handshake Articles / Resources: 

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San Diego Life Changing by StartupSD, Connect, and EDC
has an ongoing list of "Who's Hiring?" in San Diego available. 
To access their list, please click here.



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Faculty, the WBL department is committed to continuing to Connect Students to Industry & Employers, Help Students Grow Their Technical & Professional Skills and to Support Students to Apply Learning Through Real-World Experiences, through distance learning.

Please contact our WBL coordinators today to begin implementing virtual activities in your online classrooms.


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Please also contact the WBL Team if you’re interested in sharing your postings via faculty and/or campus flyer. 



San Diego Mesa College Work-Based Learning (WBL) supports a continuum of experiential learning strategies and activities designed to bridge students’ educational learning with valuable real-work experience.  Students will gain progressive exposure and interactions with industries and employers to explore career opportunities and develop workplace skills.



 For Students:
  • Explore industries and career options
  • Connect academic learning with real-world experiences
  • Achieve motivation to learn, confidence in skills, and completion rates
  • Engage and network with industry professionals
  • Understand workplace expectations, create awareness of required training, and perform  positive employment habits
  • Gain relevant experience and develop in-demand technical skills and career competencies
For Faculty:
  • Integrate hands-on, work-related learning in academic instruction
  • Prepare students to meet in-demand needs of labor market
  • Grow the number of students who complete a certificate/degree, obtain sustainable employment with a livable wage, and/or transfer     
  • Promote faculty interaction with industry
  • Support students in defining career goals, develop their motivation to learn, and enhance retention and academic success
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For Employers & Community Partners:
  • Promote company brand awareness and share your story within the community
  • Nurture student career exploration, emphasize desired skills and training, and increase interest in working for your company
  • Gain access to a pipeline of qualified, motivated candidates to reduce recruitment costs and hiring risks
  • Be involved in college curriculum development and collaborate with faculty to teach students desired industry skills
  • Improve training programs and increase employee retention rates


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