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College Works

How can College Works help me?

  • Provide a summer of exposure to MSU Denver by working in an on-campus job that often pertains to your major or field of study. Most participants keep their job when they start classes in the fall. 
  • Provide job skills that will benefit you throughout your academic and professional career.
  • Expand your perspective by hosting Peer Mentor led workshops that will complement your professional development and first year preparation.
  • Provide access to resources that will equip you to enter college feeling prepared and ready to succeed.
  • Beyond summer, we help students navigate obstacles and are here to offer support and connect participants with campus resources

Participation Requirements

To participate in the College Works program you must be able to attend an employment orientation in April and three days of job skills training in June.  After attending training, College Works participants will be placed in an on-campus job.

Please review your eligibility for the program by your county below:

Outside Denver County

  • Ages 16-24
  • Experience challenges to employment including but not limited to:
  • Receiving SNAP, TANF, or free or reduced lunch
  • Homeless or housing-insecure
  • Being a person with a disability (physical, mental, and learning)
  • Be parenting or pregnant
  • Be a foster youth or former foster youth
  • Have been involved in the criminal justice system as an offender (including a misdemeanor, felony, probation, parole, etc...)
  • Be an English language learner

If you have any questions about eligibility outside Denver County please contact Brett Schager at or 720.523.2450

Denver County Residents

  • Ages 16 -24
  • Meet one low-income requirement such as
    • Attended a Title 1 School
    • Receive SNAP, TANF, or free or reduced lunch


Please complete this form to apply.


If you have any questions about the program, please contact Scott Bergman at

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