About Us

The mission of the Center for Research on College to Workforce Transitions (CCWT) is to conduct and support research, critical policy analysis, and public dialogue on student experiences with the transition from college to the workforce in order to inform policies, programs, and practices that promote academic and career success for all learners.

CCWT is currently engaged in three distinct yet inter-related areas of inquiry in service of our mission and principles: (1) students’ experiences with college internships and the impact of these programs on their economic, vocational, and psychosocial outcomes; (2) Community Based Participatory Action Research on students’ experiences with institutional, cultural, and structural forces that influence their transitions to the workforce; and, (3) educational and outreach activities that build community and disseminate actionable knowledge to policymakers, practitioners, researchers and students regarding college-workforce topics.

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CCWT Webinar Series

Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Improving Academic
Outcomes and Successful Workforce Transitions
Special Guest: Deborah Santiago, CEO and co-founder of Excelencia in Education
Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 11a.m. CST (US)
Register Online

Watch recordings of past webinars from this series about the latest findings on college internships, implications for college students amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and discussions regarding equity and social justice in higher education.


CCWT is excited to announce a new national study on internships that will focus on online internships and the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and protests against anti-Black violence on college students’ experiences. In the fall of 2020, CCWT will be conducting a pilot study with 20 institutions to field-test the administration of our internship survey at scale. For more information review this FAQ and if you’re interested in participating, please contact CCWT Program Manager Amy Rivera.