For the last 30 years, Lockheed Martin has successfully partnered with UCF’s Career Services to offer the Lockheed Martin College Work Experience Program that provides UCF students the opportunity to gain ‘hands-on’ professional work experience related to their academic discipline while still a student.

Students successfully complete this program while attending UCF full-time and can work up to 25 hours a week at one of Lockheed Martin’s two facilities in Orlando. The CWEP Program employs over 500 students annually and is recognized as the #1 Millionaire in the UCF Office of Research and Commercialization’s Millionaire’s club and generates over $8 million annually.

Students must be enrolled full-time, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and two full semesters left prior to graduation to be eligible for CWEP. Salaries range from $10.25 an hour to $21.88 an hour based on the technical nature of the positions and student’s class standing.

“This program is a remarkable opportunity that provides students with professional experience working with one of the leading engineering companies in the world,” said Mark Greenwood, assistant director for UCF Career Services who oversees the CWEP Program. “Students that participate in the program graduate with a competitive professional edge over their peers.”

Lockheed Martin looks for a range of majors to complete this program including engineering, business and more. Within the last 10 years, student participation in the program has doubled and in 2014, 62.1 percent of students that graduated from the CWEP Program received full time employment offers from Lockheed Martin.

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