The Benefits Of Being A Student Employee

So you've probably thought about it, you might have even inquired about it, but have you begun the application process? That's right, I'm talking about a job, but not just any job, specifically student positions available on campus. If you need a little extra push to go start earning a little bit of change here are a few reasons why I enjoy being a student employee.

    It's flexible

    Student employees are allowed to create their work schedule while keeping their class schedule in mind. You know those breaks that you have during the day where you aren't really doing much? I fill those with extra time in the office. That way on the days that I'm not bogged down with homework I can come in and do something that's also productive.

    It's Convenient
    If you live on campus you probably have a habit of sleeping in until a few minutes before your classes start and I don't blame you. I do not live in the dorms but I could imagine it is the coolest thing to be able to roll out of bed, grab a coffee and make it to class in under fifteen minutes. You can probably do the same when you are coming to work, just make sure you give yourself twenty minutes for the extra effort to look your best.   
     
    Networking

    You meet some of your closest friends and most reliable individuals when you work behind the scenes of a university. Being acquainted with other staff and faculty means that you know exactly who to go to when you have a question and if you don't know the answer there is someone that you know that does.  

    You Save Money


    I don't want to say who wants to be in the cold but, who wants to be in the cold? You are already a student so you will be on campus a good majority of your time anyway. Finding employment on campus saves you money, time and gas as well since everything is in walking distance which means you do not actually need to invest in a car and, even if you do, you won't be scraping ice off of your windshield at 40 below.

    If you are still unsure how to get started simply ask any staff or faculty worker on campus or head over to Career Services in the Eielson Building and take advantage of their resources for mock interviews. They will even help you with your resume so that you can find the job that is right for you.

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