Career Center & WBL in the Classroom

Benefits of Career Services 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 Services 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 Services Champions

Become a MIP Campus 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). The MIP team is seeking Mesa College and SDCCD employees (faculty/staff/admin) to serve as MIP Mentors to student interns in your department or program.

MIP Mentors Support Students By:

  • Identifying valuable training opportunities to develop student professional skills
  • Providing ongoing support & work direction
  • Nurturing student career exploration
  • Participating in evaluation of student work performance, project completion & professional skills

Learn more about how to become a MIP Campus Mentor!

Contact Career Services

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

Career Center


Work-Based Learning