on campus often has many benefits for students. Employers on campus
can be more flexible with hours and more understanding of exams.
Being on campus means that you are close to the library and other
school resources if you have to grab a book or meet with a prof
before or after work. You will also learn more about your school
and how to use your resources to excel.
are few places to look for jobs on campus:
you start your job search, you need to establish what is important
about the job that you are looking for. Do you have certain number
of hours that you want to work? A set amount of money that you want
to make? For a sample budget, visit www.theguideto-studentloans.com/budgeting/.
in Your Department
you want to stand out to future employers? Give yourself an edge
in the job market by getting a job in your department. Often these
jobs aren't posted, because they are snapped up so quickly. The
best way to get a job in your department is to ask a few of your
professors if they are doing research projects and need research
assistants. Often this job is as simple as filing; sometimes this
job could involve slogging through microfilms in the library to
find facts or articles. You might even be assisting in experiments.
Find out the nature of the job before you begin. Speak to the department
secretary and drop off your curriculum vitae in case any professors
are looking for help (even she might be looking for some student
curriculum vitae is like a resume, but it highlights your scholastic
accomplishments. For this, you would be able to put down any major
projects that you have done.
Being A Teaching Assistant
you ever taken a course with a teaching assistant? Did you do particularly
well in that course? You can visit that professor, or the professor
who is currently teaching the course, to see if you can get a teaching
assistantship. Sometimes these are paid positions. Other times you
can be a teaching assistant for credit. Decide which is best for
you. Remember: these don't all have to be in your department.
and colleges are massive bureaucracies. This means that there are
many administrative assistant positions in order to get all that
paperwork under control. Find out where students can apply, and
you could land a job at the front desk of the Humanities Centre,
or you could man the desk at the Student Resource Centre. Of course,
all campuses are different, but find out where you can work at yours.
you can work at the Women's Centre, the GLBTQ space, or the childcare
centre on campus. You could get a job at the international student
centre, or at the aboriginal students centre. Do you fall into any
special group on campus? Chances are that you could find a position
doing something that you like based on your status on campus.
you want to work with computers? Consider a job at with the information
technology people on campus. You could answer the helpline when
students call in for tech support. You could supervise the computer
lab. Are you planning on working in the arts? Why not apply to the
box office to get some front of the house experience? Box office
experience looks great on any musician, artist, or actorıs resume,
because it shows that you truly have a passion for the entire field
and are more than just a diva. Do you think you might be a teacher?
If you are interested at all in working in the resource centre,
getting a job at the library might be an asset to you. The list
of jobs on campus related to your field goes on and on; these are
just a few examples.
you can co-ordinate a centre or institute, do so. Work for a year
in the child care co-operative, then become the co-ordinator. This
will give you added responsibility, but will also improve your resume
and help you get involved. Remember, however: don't overschedule
yourself or get in over your head. The reason you are in school
is for the classes. The rest is icing on the cake.