Getting the most out of the Workplace Internship Network (WIN) at Merced College.

STEP 1: Sign up for all necessary coursework to complete your certificated program.

All fast track programs can be completed in two semesters or less! Need help with this? Contact the CTE Counselor at (209) 384‐6173.

STEP 2: During your program of study, view your instructors as your future employer.

Tapping your instructor as a job reference is a key step to achieving a successful internship offer, so being a top performer in your program is crucial. Some of the factors taken into consideration may include:

  • class grades
  • work ethic
  • attitude
  • communication and team building skills
  • attention to detail
  • ability to adapt
  • ability to work safely

STEP 3: Complete a résumé and cover letter.  Participate in a Mock Interview.

As part of your program of study, you will receive assistance with résumés, cover letters, and interviewing. 

STEP 4: Successfully complete all coursework necessary to obtain your certificate.

For more information regarding internship placement, contact the WIN office at (209) 381-6580.

STEP 5: Check in with the WIN Director on internship opportunities.

Strive to exceed expectations! Create a win-win situation.