University Employment Opportunities

<p>Hello all. I'm giving serious consideration to my future financial circumstances as a student. Currently, I'm a full-time working student with a ~45 hour-a-week job. I intend on leaving this position come spring and commit all my faculties to studying. I'm aware that Columbia offers it's students some campus-work opportunities. Being that I have an apartment with my also working girlfriend, I have some support and would thus need a supplemental income of probably around 250-300 a week. </p>

<p>My questions are a few: are there part time positions on or around campus, affiliated with the University, that pay within that range? Also, are there perhaps some paid positions for assistants in a science lab, for endeavoring science majors? You can understand how this would be of utmost importance, as I cannot forsee financial viability for us on one income, and likewise see numerous obstacles in outside work. I can perhaps manage an on campus job while remaining diligent to academics, and hopefully have the two interfunction seamlessly.</p>

<p>thanks</p>

<p>There are opportunities, for sure. Federal work study exists, but is limited. Make an appointment to talk to Skip and his team in the financial aid office and he'll work through it with you.</p>

<p>I'm interested in this as well. Thanks for posting. -dd</p>

<p>Keep in mind that the best work-study jobs start at $9.00/hr. If you need to make $300/week, look for work OFF campus.</p>

<p>Most people I know can't handle working more than about ten hours a week. I'd recommend starting to save money now. </p>

<p>There are definitely paid positions in labs. These, typically, pay the least and are extraordinarily competitive. The reason for this is the fact that you're earning valuable experience and you can offer walk away from the job with a great letter of recommendation. Therefore, they can justify paying a little less because the lab saves money and they end up with really talented people working for them.</p>