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Need an on-campus job

JMS357JMS357 Registered User Posts: 300 Member
I'm a rising sophomore at my school, USciences. My schedule for next year affords me the opportunity to get an on-campus job. However, I don't qualify for work study. I wanted to choose between either being a tutor at my school's writing center or being a research assistant for the PT department. The latter is only available for work-study students.

Which job should I go for? How can I apply for being a research assistant without being on work study?

Replies to: Need an on-campus job

  • snowfairy137snowfairy137 Registered User Posts: 2,081 Senior Member
    Obviously you can't do the second job, it's limited to work study students.
  • TQfromtheUTQfromtheU Registered User Posts: 1,354 Senior Member
    Have you directly asked a professor in the PT department? Are you in need of the money or would unpaid research experience work for you? If none of that works, be a tutor.
  • intparentintparent Registered User Posts: 36,036 Senior Member
    Some schools require training for their writing center tutors. At one school my kids attended, students had to take a class to be qualified (they asked students after 1st semester if they were interested and registered them for the course next semester if they were). At the other school no course was required.
  • JMS357JMS357 Registered User Posts: 300 Member
    @TQfromtheU I tried going to the PT department during the summer session, but it was closed. I'm both in need of money and would like the experience.
  • TQfromtheUTQfromtheU Registered User Posts: 1,354 Senior Member
    I guess you will need to sign up to be a tutor and pursue the PT research with the actual professors, to see if they are willing to intervene to bring you on.
  • NHufferNHuffer Forum Champion GWU Posts: 913 Forum Champion
    Does your school have any sort of job-specific website? I don't know how common it is, but I know my University did, and it had all types of jobs: full-time (staff and professors), part-time, work-study, etc.
  • raclutraclut Registered User Posts: 3,772 Senior Member
    Does your school have an on campus job fair right when school starts to fill up some part time positions by students?
  • JMS357JMS357 Registered User Posts: 300 Member
    @NHuffer my school only has a site for work study students only

    @raclut my school doesn't have a job fair, but I imagine that if I ask around, I would probably find something
  • TQfromtheUTQfromtheU Registered User Posts: 1,354 Senior Member
    You might consider a job with the residence halls. I started off working the desk, non-work study, and ended up as a resident assistant with free room and board. Friends worked student security overnight at the dorm entrances for higher pay but no other perks.
  • stradmomstradmom Registered User Posts: 4,896 Senior Member
    The library might have positions open
  • JMS357JMS357 Registered User Posts: 300 Member
    @stradmom from what I've heard from one of my friends who works at the library, there are only 10 spots open per year. However, I guess it won't hurt to ask there.
  • TQfromtheUTQfromtheU Registered User Posts: 1,354 Senior Member
    And keep your eyes open - I was able to pickup a temp job building testing set ups for a psychology professor. He had posted a flyer near a walkway and I was the only one who responded. He was initially concerned that this little gal might not be able to operate the drill press and assemble the electronics. But I'm handy, have self confidence and the pay was great. :)>-
  • momtogirls2momtogirls2 Registered User Posts: 589 Member
    Places like cafeterias may hire part time workers. Career development may keep a list of part time jobs for students. When I was in college I had an off campus babysitting job that a staff person I knew connected me with. I was given a ride to/from the job. I worked Saturdays around 5 to 9pm so I could still go out Saturday nights if I wanted to.

    The job had good benefits: free laundry (they told me to bring mine), free dinner (they had dinner ready for the boys and always left me food too), and since the father worked for a food vendor and went to a lot of vendor fairs I was always given a huge bag of snacks to share with everyone (people looked forward to me coming back). It wasn't much but it paid $75 and fit around my school schedule.
  • jnkam24jnkam24 Registered User Posts: 536 Member
    You're right in Philly, there are tons of jobs to be had. Why does it have to be on campus?
  • JMS357JMS357 Registered User Posts: 300 Member
    @jnkam24 I'm only interested in doing the on campus jobs because since I commute now instead of living on campus, I'd rather stay on campus for the whole day. Additionally, I want to try and get to know people in the PT department and I like to tutor other people. I feel like I'm not cut out for a job in retail.
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