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Work Program Saves You Money at Blackburn College, Carlinville, IL

This blog contains direct quotes from websites as of 2023. Programs and policies do change, at colleges, from time to time, so please check with the colleges directly to receive any updates. These are not, necessarily, the biggest, best, or most popular programs at the college, but they are the ones that just “caught my eye” as unique, special, interesting, or just plain awesome. Enjoy!


From the Blackburn College website, 2023: “Our Work Program stands alone. Among the 10 recognized Work Colleges in the country, only ours is exclusively managed by students. We match students’ academics with on-campus work roles, providing tuition credits for their weekly hours of work. And, we prepare them with real-world work experience worth far more.



“When Blackburn College established a vision of the ideal student in 1837, the criteria was “intelligent, forward-thinking, and forward-looking.” Today’s Blackburn College students are made from the same mold.


“In the classroom, on the job, and more, the Blackburn experience is always forward-thinking and forward-looking. We’re helping the next generation of leaders, problem solvers and creative thinkers make the most of their college experience.


“Blackburn students literally help plan, manage and run the facilities of an institution fully invested in them. Working with Blackburn employees and other students, the “four-year head start” means real-world work experience that pays off; with resumes that are attractive to employers across all fields.


“With in-demand skills and a practical, legitimate work resume, our graduates enter the workplace at full speed, ready to rise and shine.”


Blackburn College is one of the featured colleges in my new book (click image for additional information):



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