Whether you are looking to make some extra cash, or you need to fulfill a work-study requirement, getting an on-campus job is a great option for students.
As any student knows, managing your studies, your extracurriculars, and your social life can get hectic. And things can get more difficult if you add in a work schedule. That is why on-campus jobs are perfect for college students. On-campus employers tend to be more understanding and accommodating about your academic demands. In addition, you don’t have to worry about the commute time between work and school. You can also source some valuable references as a student-worker, especially if your on-campus job if in your field of study.
How to find an on-campus job.
1. Pay a visit to your school’s student employment office or career service center. They will have the recourses to set you up with possible employers.
2. Start as early as possible. Being the first to apply to a job will give you a better chance of getting noticed.
3. Have a good resume and cover letter. Just because you are looking for an on-campus job doesn’t mean you should slack on your resume and cover letter.
4. Don’t be too picky and don’t be too hard on yourself. Getting a job can be difficult, so make sure you cast a wide net and apply to many positions. It’s normal to apply to 15 jobs and get 4 interviews.
5. Be professional. It may be common sense, but always dress formally and act professionally. An on-campus job interview is still an interview.
Examples of on-campus jobs:
1. Teaching Assistant
2. Library Attendant
3. Resident Assistant
4. Mail Room Attendant
5. Campus Tour Guide
6. Peer Tutor
7. Research Assistant
8. Administrative Assistant
10. Student Production Assistant