By Diana Morose
Whether you’re looking for work experience to round out your resume or just looking to make extra money, it can be intimidating trying to figure out where to find available jobs on campus.
For preparation, you can head on over to the Career Development Center located on the second floor of the R. Kirk Landon Student Union building. The development center provides you with numerous tools and resources that can help you to find an on-campus job. They offer help with resumes and cover letters, advice for interviews, and job search assistance. The center is open from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Human Resources can also help guide you to find work-study positions and part-time jobs. On-campus part-time positions are available to undergraduate students, graduate students and some international students.
Only students awarded with federal work-study are eligible to do work study positions. To be eligible for federal work-study you must be accepted into a degree seeking program, be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen and demonstrate financial need by submitting an application for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at https://fafsa.ed.gov. Work-study and part-time job applications are completed online using Workday. Placement, however, is completed on a first-come, first-served basis. Work study allows students to find work that may also pertain to their major.
Some of the current jobs available on the main campus pertain to mainly being:
Lab assistants for the Physician
Assistant (PA) Program
Chemistry lab assistants
Physics lab assistants
Biology teaching assistants
You can find a list of available part-time jobs on the Human Resources webpage accessible through the Barry website.
Brendalis Puig, a junior majoring in communications and media studies, is grateful to have the option available to her as she qualifies for work-study.
“It’s a great option to have as a student because it gives me the opportunity to learn new skills and experiences while also earning money that can help me towards my tuition,” she said.
(Note: While the career development center webpage mentions you can find jobs in dining services and the bookstore, the links provided are either dead or don’t provide any information on available job positions for students).