Student Employment Office
The student is not guaranteed a job.
- The student decides what job(s) he/she apply for. Students may want to select jobs based on their individual personality traits, work experience, skills, education and interests.
- On campus departments are usually very flexible about class schedule; Many prefer that a student be able to work at least a 3 hour block of time per shift. Most departments operate between the hours of 8am - 5pm Monday through Friday.
- On campus employment opportunities fluctuate; more positions are typically available at the start of Fall semester. You will see these positions being posted on the Job Board beginning in July. So, apply early and often.
- Most departments prefer to hire work-study students because it has less impact on their budget. However, there are departments that hire a number of students that do not have work-study, such as Food Service, Facilities, Public Safety, Bookstore (to name a few).
- While a majority of on campus jobs are listed on LakerJobs, occasionally departments will choose to list available positions on their specific departmental websites. To expand your job search it can be helpful to search within each department.
- Don't be afraid to get out there and ask departments if they are hiring or plan to hire in the future. Making this connection could potentially increase your chances of finding employment.
Interviewing well includes:
- Adjusting demeanor and attire so that they are appropriate for the position that the student is applying for; be your best.
- Be on time, polite and express a willingness and enthusiasm to work and learn.
- Career Services has resources to assist with resumes and interviewing.
Page last modified May 10, 2013