On Campus Jobs: What’s Available

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You’ve been thinking about supplementing your studies with a part-time job, but you aren’t keen on the idea of leaving campus and schlepping across town to wait on customers or work behind a food counter. However, if things work your way you may not have to as there are plenty of jobs on campus–you just have to know where to look for them.

college studentSchools have varying policies on who is eligible to work on campus but in many cases all you need is to be enrolled half-time to apply. Once you meet that essential requirement then you go through the interview process.

Many schools feature their openings prominently outside of their Human Resources or Financial Aid office with full-time jobs posted online. Check out the following list which may include a number of opportunities including:

Food Service – Students, faculty and campus visitors have to eat, therefore workers who can prepare, cook, serve and clean up are needed. Large universities may subcontract the work out to one or more vendors with a presence on campus. In that case you may have to interview directly with them, not your school. Other schools hire cafeteria help for the semester to supplement full time or permanent staff.

Building Services – Custodial opportunities as well as seasonal groundskeepers do their part to help make your campus shine.

Athletics – Ticket takers, ushers, food servers and other personnel are needed to staff on campus sporting events. Enjoy the big game while helping out the crowd.

Technical – If you are a crackerjack with a computer or gifted in setting up sound, there is always a need for students who are willing to share their technical expertise with the college.

Clerical – Office staff, bursar, registrar and other departments scattered around campus have their staff supplemented by students who provide filing, answer phones, interact with students and a host of other services.

Tutor – Student athletes can make up class time with the assistance of a capable tutor. If you enjoy one on one or small group instruction, your teaching skills can be given a boost by taking on the role of a tutor.

Researcher – Grad students aren’t the only ones who get to do all of the research work. You may be able to nail down a professor’s assistant opportunity, one where you can tabulate data or help piece together an important report.

Of course, some opportunities may not be available at the moment or even this semester. But if you get your application in, then you’re one step closer to landing that important on campus job.

Adv. – Check out SayStudent.com for your Quick Student Financial Aid Reviews. Lots of helpful stuff is available to assist you with your college financial aid quest.

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