Frequently Asked Questions

How can I participate in the Work-Based Learning Program?

First, check the Eligibility Criteria/Approved Programs page to make sure you are enrolled in one of the approved programs and that you meet the criteria for participation.  If you are eligible, your next step is to submit an application by the deadline for the semester that you plan to enroll in WBL.

 

 


If I already have a job, can I still do Work-Based Learning for credit?

You might be able to use your current employer for your WBL experience. You must be working in a career field that is directly relevant to your program of study at Wake Tech. Please begin by submitting an application for the WBL program to the WBL Faculty Coordinator for your program and include a copy of your current job description. Upon review of this information, you will be notified as to whether or not you are able to use your current employer.

If I do not have a job, how can I find one to use for my WBL experience?

Check out Step 4 on the  Steps to Apply page. The Career and Employment Resource Office can assist you in your job search.  In addition to Wake Tech’s online job board (College Central Network), you may also learn about employment opportunities by attending Career Fairs, Information Nights hosted by employers on campus, and classroom presentations given by local employer partners.  Often, departments post special announcements in Blackboard classes to make students aware of special employer events and job postings in CCN.


Can I get help creating a resume or practicing for a job interview?

The Career and Employment Resource Office provides these services to students on all of the Wake Tech campuses. Career Specialists can help you create a resume or edit an existing resume that you have. They are also able to help prepare you for an interview by asking interview questions that are relevant to your career field in a “mock” or practice interview in their office.

Are there any resources to help me buy clothes for an interview if I cannot afford it?

Dress for Success is a local non-profit organization that provides assistance to women that need professional clothing.  You can receive a referral to this organization through our Career and Employment Resource Office.


What if I am an International Student?

Students must be legally authorized to work in the United States. If on a student visa, check to make sure the ability to work and hours are available. U.S. Law requires employers to verify the legal work eligibility of all new employees within three days of employment. However, eligibility must be verified for WBL by obtaining permission from the Office of International Students before the application process is moved to the employer.

What if I have a disability?

A student must disclose his/her disability at the time of submission of their application. The student must inform his/her Faculty Coordinator, the Work-Based Learning Office, and his/her employer of any need of accommodations in order to have successful WBL experience.