I was curious if there is any way to get a student/trial version while unemployed?

I would like to take the CSWA/CSWP test, but I can't afford a full seat license, and graduated a year ago from college so I am not eligible for those versions (I think).

I want to take the CSWA at least to show I am solidworks competent, I used it regularly for 4+ years in school, and I can do the practice tests easily, but interviewers keep asking for proof I still know how to use solidworks effectively. I can't seem to find a method of taking the CSWA that doesnt require a full seat.

Any help would be appreciated.

I would talk to your local VAR, you should be able to work out a reasonable arrangement with them. (they typically have computers with SW installed for classes and such)