On Campus & Work Study Jobs
Working while in college can provide multiple benefits. At the core, many students work while taking classes to earn money to pay for college expenses. Just as important, student employment can be a means for exploring majors and careers, testing out career options, gaining specific and transferable skills, making contacts with others, and staying connected to campus.
ACP manages the process for posting on campus work study and off-campus part time positions on CareerLink except for nanny/babysitting positions, pet and house sitting positions, tutoring positions for members of the community, which are posted by the Office of Financial Assistance. In addition, ACP provides resources and assistance both to students and supervisors as they navigate the CareerLink system. As concerns expressed by student workers and by supervisors arise, ACP also serves as a resource. For questions about your financial aid package and whether or not you qualify for work study, contact the Office of Financial Assistance.
Students that receive work study as part of their financial aid package are encouraged to use the following tips for finding on campus work study jobs:
On campus jobs and part time off campus positions are posted on Academic & Career Planning’s online jobs board, CareerLink, on a regular basis. While many on campus jobs are filled at the beginning of the year, it is advantageous to review this site regularly as opportunities may be posted throughout the year. Step-by-Step instructions or Quick Guide instructions can be found on our handouts page.
Take the Initiative
Many on campus jobs are found by directly contacting individual offices & departments. Some supervisors will collect resumes on an ongoing basis and consider them when positions come available. Throughout the year, get to know on campus supervisors and their possible hiring needs so that when opportunities come available they will remember you!
Do Your Research
Use the Meredith College “A-Z index” of offices and departments
to seek out potential work sites. Check out departmental websites and learn more about the potential role a student might play in their office.
Network and ask other students, faculty, and staff about possible work sites or positions on campus. Discuss the interests and skills you’d bring to the position. Referrals and recommendations are one of the best ways to get hired!
Act Early and Often
Positions are filled early so make the search a priority. At the same time, don’t give up! On campus positions may be available at different points during the academic year. Stay in touch with prospective supervisors as they may have a need at any point…and if not this year, maybe next.