Career Center & WBL in the Classroom

Benefits fo Career & WBL 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

By offering or encouraging WBL, faculty support students in defining career goals, develop their motivation to learn, and enhance retention and academic success. Students participate in Work-Based Learning Activities in order to discover potential career opportunities that align with their interests, skills, and values. Students ensure they are moving along the right career path by interacting with professionals to get first-hand knowledge of companies, workplace sites, employment expectations, and preparation requirements!

Interested in offering career & WBL activities to your students inside or outside your classroom? Fill out the WBL online faculty participation request or email the Career & WBL Team to connect you with employers and support in coordinating WBL activities.

Classroom Presentations#

If you are a faculty or staff member and would like to request a presentation from Career Services, please fill out our presentation request form. We ask that you complete this form three weeks prior to your event.

For questions connect with the Career Center with your name and CSID # by phone (619-388-2777), email at, or by visiting us on the 3rd floor of the Student Services building (I4-306).

Mesa Career & WBL Champions#

Become a MIP Mentor#

The Mesa Impactship Program (MIP) supports students with exploring careers, developing professional skills, and compensating hands-on industry experiences through internships, volunteering, or Directed Clinical Practice (DCP). 

MIP Mentors Support MIP Student Interns By:

  • Identifying valuable educationally beneficial training opportunities that relates to the student’s area of study, career objective, or the exploration of career objectives to develop MIP Student Intern(s) professional skills
  • NOTE: On-campus placements should have an associated research component related to the work, department, or career pathway of the MIP Student Intern
  • Providing ongoing training, support, & work direction of MIP Student Intern(s) and assigned scope of work
  • Nurturing MIP Student Intern(s) career exploration and professional development
  • Participating in site visits and evaluation of MIP student intern(s) work performance, project completion & professional skills

To Become an MIP Campus Mentor:

  1. Speak with and receive appropriate approval from your direct Supervisor in your student support department or academic program in order to participate and serve as a MIP Mentor. 
    • NOTE: Any Mesa faculty, classified staff, or admin can serve as a MIP Mentor regardless of your level and/or title. You will be supporting a student as a mentor to give direction on work projects, not serving in a supervisor capacity.
  2. Develop a job description and identify at least 3 projects/research components that MIP Students will complete as an intern within your student support department or academic program.
  3. If interested in becoming a MIP Mentor, please complete the Fall 2023 MIP Mentor Interest Form.
    • Fall 2023 deadline for classified professional, faculty, or admin to apply to become a MIP Campus Mentor is July 31st
    • All Mesa faculty, classified professionals, and admin will be notified about next steps and if there is an eligible MIP student to mentor for the participating term.

Contact Career & WBL#

For questions regarding partnership / mentorship opportunities within the Career & WBL space.

Career Center


Work-Based Learning