The UCF Lockheed Martin College Work Experience Program (CWEP) allows undergraduate and graduate students to gain real-world work skills and abilities relevant to their academic and career goals. CWEP is a unique, year-round paid opportunity to have hands-on learning experiences.
Being part of the Lockheed Martin/UCF College Work Experience Program is an amazing opportunity for students to get a “foot in the door” and learn for themselves what working in industry really means. I’ve been able to work in the Advanced Rotary Wing and Ground System during my time as a CWEP and I wouldn’t trade it for any other opportunity. This experience doesn’t just foster the career skills you need to succeed in your future by giving you real tasks that actually mean something and have very real deadlines, it also develops personal skills that you won’t get from sitting in a lecture.
The CWEP program that UCF offers to its students is an incredible opportunity to gain real-world professional experience while still being able to expand our educational lenses both in and out of the classroom. Upon being selected by a team lead at Lockheed, I was brought onto the Engineering Process Group (EPG) team based in the Research and Development facility. I have also learned new tools and practices of the trade as I begin my journey as a software engineer, and I owe my beginnings to my amazing bosses and everyone in the CWEP program.