Co-Op Ed. Work Experience/Employment

​​​​​​Cooperative Education Work Experience

the Cooperative Education Work Experience Program

 Work Experience Application (PDF) | Objectives Worksheet (PDF)

Evergreen Valley College's unique Cooperative Education Work Experience Program pairs employers and educators with students to help them acquire the skills necessary for a successful career in today's business environment. The wide participation of local business, industry, and community organizations is reflected in its success.

In Co-Op Ed. Work Experience classes, students gain experience with the latest techniques, procedures, and equipment used in community agencies and businesses, making class work more functional and relevant. In addition to receiving credit towards their certificate or degree, students often experience increased on-the-job visibility, earn additional responsibilities and gain new opportunities. Students are assisted by the Co-Op Ed. Work Experience Coordinator who monitors progress and helps bridge the gap between these learning opportunities and the realities of work.​

Co-Op Ed. Work Experience is open to students in all majors. To be eligible, students must be employed in a paid or volunteer position and, under the guidance of a participating first line supervisor, assume new or expanded job duties. 

At the beginning of each semester, students develop Learning Objectives for new learning experiences with coaching from the Co-Op Ed. Work Experience Coordinator. The coordinator works with both the student and employer during the semester to monitor progress and assist as needed. At the end of the semester the immediate supervisor evaluates the student's performance regarding the Learning objectives and submits a performance appraisal review to the college. This review, in addition to student work and the evaluation made by the coordinator determines the final grade.


General Work Experience Units

1-3 units per semester Repeatable for a maximum of 6 units

Hours Required: 

Paid work hours required: 75 total hours 5 hrs./week = 1 unit

Volunteer hours required: 60 total hours 4 hrs./week=1 unit


Occupational Work Experience Units

1-4 units per semester Repeatable for a maximum of 16 units

Paid work hours required: 75 total hours 5 hrs./week = 1 unit

Volunteer hours required: 60 total hours 4 hrs./week=1 unit

Evergreen Valley College's Work Experience is helpful for students wishing to pursue an active career while in college as well as those who want a successful career in the future, after college. Placement assistance is available, but ultimately the student is responsible for securing a paid or unpaid position.


  • Build your resume; secure references.

  • Gain a competitive edge in career advancement.

  • Learn valuable job skills.

  • Units count as electives and Transfer to CSU only

  • It is a Letter Grade


General Work Experience Education

General Work Experience Education is supervised employment which is intended to assist students in acquiring desirable work habits, attitudes and career awareness. The work experience does not need to be major related to the students' educational goals.

General Areas of Study:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • English
  • French
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Occupational Work Experience

Occupational Work Experience Education is supervised employment extending classroom based occupational learning at an on-the-job learning station relating to the students' educational or occupational goal.

  • Occupational Areas of Study:

  • Accounting

  • Administration of Justice

  • Automotive


  • Business Information Studies

  • Business

  • Family Consumer Studies

  • Legal Assistant


Students must have an immediate supervisor willing to work with them on learning new skills, take on new responsibilities or cross train. Supervisor must complete a final evaluation on the learning objectives, validate total hours worked and meet with Faculty/Coordinator.

EVC Virtual Employer Posting Site recruitment of students

Evergreen Valley College has now an exclusive job posting system powered by College Central which provides our students with the following resources: resume and portfolio builders, job search advice, events calendar and job fair information. Employers are now able to post their employment opportunities online through this system. College Central​

Students under 18 years of age request a Work Permit from: 
Graduating High School or High School District
 EDD Employment Development Department




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A Full-Time Key Holder, helps drive the business through leadership and is actively involved in ensuring a differentiated customer experience. Key Holders should be assertive, analytical and trustworthy as a leader of a multi-million dollar business. They utilize applied learning to evolve as a business leader and improve store results. The Key Holder leads a team of associates to ensure operational tasks and procedures are successful a well as opening and closing routines are completed, all while keeping the customer at the center of everything we do.



  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Analytical Skills
  • Applied Learning
  • Assertiveness
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Worth Ethic
  • Attention to Detail



  • Customer Experience
  • Store Presentation and Sales Floor
  • Communication
  • Asset Protection and Shrink
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Training and Development



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==========================================Stanford Patrol

Special Events Patrol Officer: Casual (non-benefits eligible) employment Starting salary: $19.00 per hour (non-sworn, unarmed)
The Stanford University Department of Public Safety is currently accepting applications for the position of Special Events Patrol Officer.
For additional information and an application, please visit our department website at or e-mail Recruiter Robert Contreras at
The special events patrol officer (SEP) is a non-sworn, unarmed, uniformed position that supports the Public Safety mission of the Stanford Department of Public Safety during special events, critical incidents, and day to day operations by performing a variety of security and public safety functions on a casual, on-call basis. SEP’s are expected to work no less than 80 hours and no more than 980 hours per year. Strong customer service and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm and schedule flexibility are key characteristics of the successful incumbent. This position is exceptionally attractive to students and retirees based on the flexibility of the schedule including graveyard shifts and weekend work!
Special Events Patrol Officer’s take pride in serving the community of Stanford University – one of the most prestigious universities in the world. We invite you to join us!
Stanford University Department of Public Safety Position Description
Position Title: Special Event Patrol officer
Status : Casual (non-benefits eligible) employment; on-call basis
Position Description
The Special Event Patrol officer (SEP) is a non-sworn, unarmed, uniformed position that supports the public safety mission of the Stanford Department of Public Safety during special events, critical incidents and day-to-day operations by performing a variety of security and public safety functions on a casual, on-call basis. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: roving and fixed post security, crowd management, parking enforcement and traffic control. SEPs may be assigned to patrol designated areas of the University to look for suspicious and/or illegal behavior, safety hazards, unlocked/unsecured doors, and opportunities to assist the public. Security patrols may be performed by foot, motor vehicle or other DOT approved method of transportation, etc…based upon operational needs. Security posts may require standing for extended periods of time in inclement and potentially dangerous situations. Other assignments and duties include: providing directions and assistance to community members and visitors; posting no-parking signs, deploying cones, flares, setting up and moving barricades and other traffic control equipment; and, administrative/office work.
The ideal candidate must be physically fit to perform the essential job functions of the position and be able to adapt physically and psychologically to frequently changing needs and priorities. Strong customer service and interpersonal skills are imperative as is the ability to remain calm and communicate effectively, including using a two-way radio, during stressful situations. The ability to solve problems, a high level of energy, enthusiasm and flexibility are key characteristics of the successful incumbent.
SEPs wear a uniform and a duty belt with limited gear. The position requires moderate to strenuous activity including walking, standing, climbing, pushing, pulling and lifting.
Assignments will vary. Shifts include evenings, weekends and holidays. Outdoor work is required throughout the year. SEPs are expected to work no less than 80 hours and no more than 980 hours per tax year (hours worked between December 16 one year and December 15 the following year).
Essential Functions
General Safety and Security
 Patrol designated areas of the campus looking and listening for suspicious and/or illegal behavior, safety hazards, unlocked doors, and opportunities to assist the public, etc.; notify the appropriate personnel of issues that need to be addressed.
 Provide information, directions and assistance to persons needing assistance.
 Provide physical security at Stanford buildings and property.
 Clearly report hazardous conditions, medical emergencies and/or suspicious circumstances via a two-way radio and/or mobile phone.
 Maintain a daily activity log of activities.
 Other duties, as assigned.
Special Event Security
 Provide safety, security, traffic control and other public safety services for events taking place on campus including, but not limited to: student parties, athletic events (basketball, football, etc), concerts, conferences, VIP and dignitary visits, and other campus events.
 Monitor assigned post/beat for security and public safety concerns.
 Provide crowd management and security during emergencies and special events.
 Resolve problems to provide the best experience for event attendees while also ensuring public safety.
 Drive various size vehicles to transport personnel and equipment.
 Provide logistical support during emergencies and critical incidents, including setting up and removing traffic control equipment: barricades, flares, cones, etc.
 Provide building security during major incidents on campus.
 Prepare and post “No Parking” signs and other parking space reservations for special events on campus as directed by a full-time DPS employee. Remove signs and other equipment after the event has concluded as directed.
 Using best safety practices deploy barricades, cones and other traffic control
equipment per directions as part of event setup. Remove barricades and other safety equipment after the event.
Parking Enforcement
 Observe and enforce University parking regulations on campus by issuing citations using an electronic ticket writer and/or handwritten citation.
 Conduct periodic parking utilization surveys at the request of Parking and Transportation Services (P&TS).
 Assist PSOs with meter collection.
 Assist with enforcement concerns in the Pedestrian Zone.
 Perform other parking and traffic related duties, as assigned.
 Open and close the “Dish Open Space” walking/running trail.
 Patrol the Dish Open Space area for potential hazards, persons in need of assistance and persons who are not complying with the posted regulations.
 Provide assistance to the visiting public.
 Obtain compliance with posted regulations through verbal requests; request assistance from sworn personnel for persons who refuse to abide with posted regulations upon being asked.
 Staff assigned posts within the Open Space area.
 Maintain a daily log of events and/or incidents occurring during one’s assigned shift.
 Report emergencies via a two-way radio.
 Enforce parking regulations on Stanford Ave and the surrounding neighborhoods
 Perform other safety and security functions in the Foothills, as assigned.
 Ability to assimilate and understand information in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.
 Ability to translate information accurately and effectively to others.
 Ability to follow verbal and written directions.
 Ability to use sound judgment and independence in determining priorities and handling situations.
 Exceptional customer service skills. Ability to interact well with the public and maintain a positive, professional attitude even under trying circumstances.
 Effective oral / written communication skills including the ability to interact with a diverse group of people.
 Flexibility and calmness in dealing with the public even under stressful conditions.
 Knowledge of and/or ability to learn and apply a variety of University and
departmental policies.
 Ability to keep sensitive information strictly confidential at all times.
 Ability to use and/or learn to use two-way radio for communication even during stressful conditions.
 Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.
 Familiarity and/or ability to learn the Stanford Campus.
 Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
 Desire to learn, accept and promote the Department’s Core Values.
 Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include sitting or standing for extended periods of time, sometimes in inclement weather conditions, and operating assigned office equipment.
 Ability to push, pull and move up to 75 pounds; ability to repeatedly lift 25 lbs to a height of 18-24 inches. Ability to walk and climb stairs, step up onto the back of a barricade trailer, move traffic cones, etc…
 Be 18 years of age or older.
 Minimum education required: High School diploma or GED.
Special Requirements
 Live Scan fingerprint check. (NOTE: Individuals who have been convicted of a felony crime will not be eligible for hire. Persons who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.)
 Complete a Stanford University application and a Background Application Packet. Submitted information is subject to verification. Omissions and deliberate misstatements are grounds for non-selection.
 Social Security number verification by Stanford’s vendor HireRight.
 Must provide written verification from a physician licensed to practice medicine in the State of California that you can perform the duties of this position.
 Personal interview to determine suitability.
 E-mail: Recruiter, Robert Contreras @ for application.



Contact Info:

Janina Espinoza
EVC Co-Op Ed. Work Experience/Employment Coordinator

Location: SC-201

For Job postings or recruitment inquires.


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