Experiential learning — including internships, service learning, and work study — helps students get a head start in the workplace while they’re still in school,
matching their academic study with career interests. Work study students are onsite
with an employer part of the week, and receive a paycheck while they continue with
classes on the other days. Students with internships, which may be paid or unpaid,
work one semester in the workplace.
The Modern Manufacturing Work Study program at Columbus State is a good example of a major that helps students gain valuable
career experience. Read more about how the program prepares students for a variety of good-paying jobs at any
number of companies in need of skilled engineering technicians, including the areas
of electrical, mechanical, and robotic systems.
The College also regularly evaluates efforts to improve completion rates by looking
at student success data. Data Summits and Third Friday conversations provide a forum to discuss the data and brainstorm
new solutions. Learn more in the videos below.
Columbus State earned Achieving the Dream's Leah Meyer Austin Award in 2019. It is
the highest honor a college in the Achieving the Dream Network can earn. The award
recognizes institutional strength,
Data Summit overview
Our other completion efforts include the following areas:
Ongoing connections with Career Services to affirm students’ career and academic plans; and
Student guidance on completing their degree or certificate or obtaining employment
in the labor market with their credential.