College to Career Experience

Two students holding microphonesCollege to Career Experience is a career transition prep programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities. We provide support services to students in CCE. Because of this, spots are limited.

To apply for College to Career Experience, fill out the application here and send it to the CCE Coordinator. The best time to begin this process is 6-12 months before your intended start date at MSU. This gives you plenty of time to learn about the program, ask questions, and make sure it is a good fit for your future goals. On your application, share any details you feel are relevant and we'll be happy to contact you to discuss the program further. CCE is best suited for individuals who are seeking to gain independence and learn skills at MSU they can use in a future job field. The college experience can be extra challenging for individuals who need high levels of day-to-day support such as using their email, arranging their own transportation, or communicating needs. If you are still in high school and considering attending MSU, now is a great time to begin practicing those skills. Our CCE Coordinator is happy to discuss more details about helpful independence skills to have before attending university. 

Once you apply and interview with the CCE Coordinator, they will recommend either a plan for additional skills to work on before reapplying, other programs that may better fit your goals, or an application to become a MSU student. Once you apply, the CCE Coordinator will become your academic advisor- the person who will help you choose the classes that best fit your future goals and your current schedule. Once you are registered for classes, you'll complete the FAFSA, disability accommodation information, parking permits, and other needed items before classes begin. You'll take a campus tour to see where your classes are. The CCE Coordinator will recruit peer mentors to help you during your time at MSU and will be there every step of the way.

Student in sports medicine lab Most CCE students take two classes at a time for two years. Three of your semesters will also include an internship, where you'll gain hands-on skills to prepare you for the job force after graduation. You're encouraged to join clubs, attend campus events, and soak up college living. CCE does not provide support services for independent living, meals, transportation, housing, or other non-academic areas of college life. Most CCE students are successful when commuting to campus and have a great support system at home. Having a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor can help CCE students transition into a job after college.

Upon successful completion of the program, you can walk in the graduation ceremony and celebrate with your peers.

 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the CCE Coordinator. We are happy to speak with prospective students, family, and friends any time of year.

 

 
CCE Coordinator
Rose Krzton-Presson
rkrztonpresson@murraystate.edu
210 IT
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071