On-campus jobs

<p>For those of you who have one, how many hours do you work each week and how are the hours divided (into how many days, what times, etc)</p>

<p>Is it difficult to find an on-campus job?</p>

<p>I think it really depends on the college. For colleges where lots of students receive financial aid, work-study jobs are pretty easy to come by. That said, if you don't have work-study, I think it's going to be somewhat more difficult on those campuses where fin. aid is common. However, if you don't have work-study and are at a college where fin. aid is not as common, you're more likely to find a job (less competition from work-study candidates). Employers prefer work-study to non because the university/federal gov (depending on who's giving the work-study) pays for some of the salary.</p>

<p>At my school there are work study jobs and just regular on-campus jobs for students. Work-study jobs tend to be like, working in the academic departments as secretary/office catch-all person who does copies and runs errands and such. Regular jobs would be like, working at the bookstore or in the student union or as an ID scanner at the student activities center. I work on-campus in a calling center (I had to interview for this particular job) and I can work as much or as little as I want. Last week I only worked 2 hours one day, this week I worked 9 hours over 4 days. I can work more than that, but don't.</p>

<p>I work about 9 hours a week split between two on campus jobs.
it's easy to get a job if you have work study, but really difficult if you don't.</p>

<p>I work 10-12 hours a week at a campus research barn, during blocks of time when I don't have classes (mon, wed, and fri morning and thurs afternoon). </p>

<p>I also have another job I work at some evenings and weekends 8 hours a week at least (off campus)</p>

<p>I dont think its hard to find them at all on campus.</p>

<p>On my campus it's not hard to find jobs, whether you have work study or not (although it is easier with work study). </p>

<p>I have a work-study job in my university's library. My schedule is flexible - 10 hours over the week. I can select my schedule. This term it's 2 hours M-F, next term it'll be only monday and wednesday (5 hours each of those days). It's all about where I can fit it in, which is really nice.</p>

<p>I'm going to look for a different work study job next year, because this job I actually have to do stuff and it's frustrating that some people make the same amount of money I do sitting doing their homework and answering the occasional question. Next year, I'd like to be one of those people :)</p>

<p>so what are the best jobs on campus to have?</p>

<p>At my school it's darn near impossible to find an on campus job if you don't have work study. You can either work in the bookstore (which pretty much never hires) or in the dining hall (which I've been told isn't the best).</p>

<p>Hence I've always worked off campus. It took me about a twenty minute walk to get to my most recent job, which sucked when the weather was bad and when I had to close (resulting in a walk home around 11 PM). But it wasn't impossible.</p>

<p>I work 8-10 hours a week at one job and 6 at another.</p>

<p>english tutor @ campus tutoring center
~5 hrs/week (although you could work more or less)</p>

<p>-very- flexible with my class schedule, but i thought it was boring (i'm not really into english lit). all a person had to do to become a tutor was get an A in an english class (no matter how high up is was) and take a couple hour training 'seminar'.</p>

<p>bottom line: easy money, good beginning job, flexible hours, good if you like english</p>

<p>I actually work several jobs on campus, more specifically in the chemistry department: tutoring, research, teaching a few lab classes, and being a professor's assistant. It could just be my department, but they've always been very flexible. I can work up to 20 hours a week if I want and they pay is minimum wage...</p>

<p>Finding a job on campus isn't hard in the least. If you're willing to get out of bed at 8:00 a.m. you could probably find a job anywhere.</p>

<p>"If you're willing to get out of bed at 8:00 a.m. you could probably find a job anywhere."</p>

<p>Somebody who gets the working world. </p>

<p>For a science major working in the dept is by far the best option. You might start doing crap work but if you prove interested and reliable you can move into real research work. Also you'll get to know the profs outside of class which is great. They are just people too and removing the classroom relationship allows for more interaction as adults.</p>

<p>I'm transferring for next fall, so I don't know if I'll be able to find a job then...</p>

<p>But right now I'm a gallery assistant. I put up and take down different shows and I usually have some freedom with the way I arrange things. I get to chat with the artists, too, which is a heckuvalot of fun. A lot of it is acting as an errand-girl for the head of the art department, but I don't really mind because I've come to know her well-- and I've even helped her curate a show at the local museum.</p>

<p>Let me tell you, it's FUN. It actually doesn't pay much, but it's fun.</p>

<p>^^ wow. a person who actually likes their job. nice!</p>

<p>In regards to what the best on-campus jobs are, I would say most likely something secretarial where you sit behind a desk and answer questions/perform whatever services you're supposed to only when people come up to you.</p>

<p>I notice this the most with the housing office at my school (it's extremely frustrating when they actually finish a paragraph of their homework before bothering to help you, so please DON'T do that), but also check-out in the library (depending on whether you work during a busy time), card swipers in the cafeteria (who will finish a crossword puzzle answer before swiping your g<em>dd</em>mn card), etc.</p>

<p>I work about 12.5 hours a week M/W/Th/F</p>

<p>I just saw this because it is a featured thread, so I'm not sure if the OP is still reading it. Anyway...</p>

<p>Back in college I knew someone who had what seemed to be one of the best jobs in the school. She worked as a cashier at the "quickee-mart" equivalent where they sold candy bars, soda's, supplies, etc. In a school of 20,000 people you wonder how many people know you even exist. In her case, there must have been thousands of people that knew her by name!</p>

<p>This semester I'm working as a bartender at the formal services agency on campus. Receptions, alumni events, that kind of stuff. Pays very well and is interesting. Highly recommended.</p>

<p>I work 20 hours a week in the Information and Education Outreach Office at the UAF Geophysical Institute, the university's largest research organization. Just started last week, and work about four hours a day.</p>

<p>My official job title is "PR Assistant." Basically, I do a little bit of everything - cataloguing videos, writing stories for in-house newsletters/reports, mailing press releases, monitoring news coverage, leading tours of the Institute and its rocket range, etc. I have a nice little cube with a view on the sixth floor of the GI's office and laboratory building.</p>

<p>The job is at the university's top pay step for student employment, has very flexible hours, puts me in contact with a lot of interesting people and will become full-time over the summer.</p>

<p>Not to mention, the commute to work is a one-block walk to the West Ridge research complex! :)</p>