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) students’ experiences with institutional, cultural, and structural forces that influence their transitions to the workforce; and, (3) the experiences of refugee communities with transitions to higher education and the workforce. 

Upcoming Events

How Undergraduate Student Parents Make Decisions About Course-Taking, Majors, Jobs, and Careers with Adrian H. Huerta, PhD
Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 10:00am, The Wisconsin Idea room (Education Building #159)
Co-sponsored with the Institute for Research on Poverty

Internships and Vocational Skills Training in China with Jenny Chan
Wednesday, December 4, 2019,
9:30am , The Wisconsin Idea room (Education Building #159)

64% of students who did not take an internship had desired to do so but could not due to scheduling conflicts with work, insufficient pay, and lack of placements in their disciplines.