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Employment Opportunities?

johnnaboojohnnaboo Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
edited August 2013 in Cornell University
I am eligible for Federal Work Study and wanted to see if anyone has advice on being employed on campus. Will more jobs be available on the job database during the summer? Right now, there's only a few that I would be willing to apply for.

Any other advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
Post edited by johnnaboo on

Replies to: Employment Opportunities?

  • mlbrownmlbrown Registered User Posts: 141 Junior Member
    Yes, keep looking as the time gets closer. Also, if there is a particular job that you want you can go ahead and inquire about it directly. My son works as a tutor in the math support center. He went to them directly and asked for the job as soon as he was accepted and awarded FWS. They don't typically hire incoming freshmen, but he was interviewed via skype and hired before arriving on campus. He started work immediately. If you see one you want already, go for it.
  • modelgeek282modelgeek282 Registered User Posts: 204 Junior Member
    If you want a job, my advice is to start looking before you get onto campus. The Student Employment database should have updated somewhat from when you last posted, so see if there is anything on there that you might be interested in.

    When you get on campus, you can go around to places that you would be interested in working in and ask them directly if they are hiring. That's how I got a job at the Cornell Store in my first semester freshman year. Other places that I know are hiring for the upcoming semester are Cornell Dining (who are ALWAYS hiring) and Cornell Fitness Centers.
  • livychan1103livychan1103 Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    Definitely inquire to places you don't see advertising job openings. That's how I got my library job! And you can definitely ask and email around before you arrive on campus so that you can have interviews scheduled before classes start.
  • OrcinusOrcaOrcinusOrca Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    The Cornell HelpDesk is usually looking for students to provide technical assistance to Cornell community members by phone and in-person. Their openings usually show up at the start of the fall semester, start of the spring semester, and right before summer break. Here's the website: https://hdinternal.cit.cornell.edu/jobs/
  • collage1collage1 Registered User Posts: 1,543 Senior Member
    Is it hard to get an on campus job if you're not work study?
  • NJCornellMomNJCornellMom Registered User Posts: 246 Junior Member
    There are jobs. I know they are hiring people to work in the math support center. If interested in that, apply now.
  • kate244kate244 Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    If I were you, I'd look during O week or personally reach out to places before you come to Cornell. Sports training related jobs (water girl, etc.,), library, and fundraising are all great places to start.

    You should be able to get most jobs without FWS. :)
  • thetipsterthetipster Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    I don't know if any of you have heard about Student Agencies, but you should probably check it out if you're interested in business. One of my friends actually is a manager there, and he rakes in the cash. He said he makes around $15,000 for the year.
  • thepythiathepythia Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    Does anyone know if the Cornell Cinema hires? I don't know if they have a concession stand or any openings for untrained students but I would love to work there,
  • lichte94lichte94 Registered User Posts: 74 Junior Member
    Cornell Annual Fund is also an opportunity that always hires at the beginning of the semester. They call alumni on behalf of the university to solicit donations. Starting pay is pretty standard and I think you have to do two shifts a week for a few hours, but there is opportunity to move up if you do well.
  • biochemnerd123biochemnerd123 Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    edited May 2016
    Does anybody know what jobs at Cornell pay the most (and how much these jobs pay?) Is there any chance I could get hired by the Art Department as like a studio assistant if I'm a science or engineering major?

    Also, what's Student Agencies, and do I have to be studying business in order to take part in this?

    ALSO if I'm not eligible for Federal Work Study can I still do some/all of these things?
  • oldfortoldfort Registered User Posts: 22,451 Senior Member
    It is fairly easy to get a job at Cornell. You don't have to be on FA to get a job. Both of kids worked while in school, and they were not on FA. I believe the fact they worked while in school helped them get summer internships, which led to their full time jobs.
  • biochemnerd123biochemnerd123 Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    Also how much of a time commitment are these jobs? If I'm planning on being on a project team (in engineering) or double majoring, how hard will it be for me to do that and balance a job at the same time?
  • lichte94lichte94 Registered User Posts: 74 Junior Member
    edited May 2016
    Job time commitment depends on the job, but I think most on-campus jobs require at least 8-10 hours per week
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