Income from working part-time can provide students with a source of money while in school. Students can earn $1000 or more working part-time during the academic year. Working can also provide long-term benefits that help careers.
Working is an excellent way to meet people. Supervisors and coworkers can provide contacts for jobs after graduation. Future employers credit attributes such as organizational skills, responsibility, ambition, and maturity to supervised part-time work experience.
While the benefits are many, working has disadvantages as well. While in school, working
too many hours can cause students to overextend. Too much time spent away from studies
can impact grades. Education is still the primary goal. Most students with a part-time
job will work up to 15 hours per week.
Student jobs are available both on and off-campus. Job opportunities are posted in Career Services located in the Student Development Center, VAN 119. All student employees are paid biweekly based on timesheets submitted. Student payroll checks are available on scheduled pay dates in the Accounting Office. Students are paid at least federal minimum wage.
Federal College Work-Study
The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs for students with financial need. Work-Study allows you to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to a student's course of study. The amount of funds that students can earn is based on the FWS award amount.
Students who are not eligible for Federal Work-Study funding may work as student aides in various positions on campus. The amount of funds available students can earn is based on the college departmental budget.