(Closed) Finding an on campus job

posted 4 years ago in College
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It depends on your school, but I worked for a semester in the dining hall. (Serving food, making cook-to-order omelets, filling salad bar, etc.). I was also a tour guide, but that was unpaid.

I had classmates who worked in the the school bookstore and on-campus shops/restaurants.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

In college I worked at the front desk in one of the dorms.  We sorted mail, checked out rental items (kitchen stuff, games, vaccum), etc.  I didn’t make much money, but it was a great job because they were so flexible with hours.  I also had friends that worked in the snack bars during sporting events and others that were resident hall assistants or janitoral staff.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

In college I was a pianist for a church that was only a couple blocks away from my college campus.  Not quite ON campus, but close enough! It was a fantastic part time gig–Work conditions, people, pay, all great.

I then found a second PT job, working for a member of the congregation.  I was already interested in going to law school back then.  So I asked the pastor if anyone in the congregation is a lawyer who’d be willing to let me shadow.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Dining hall, some residence life positions (including resident assistant), the bookstore are good places to start. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

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Carolsays :  I was a work study throughout college and had several jobs, building sets and sewing costumes for the theatre department, working in department offices doing general office work, working in labs doing research, etc. I’m not sure what jobs were only available to work study and which ones were available to anyone though. A lot of students at my school worked as proctors in the library or residence halls, signing people in and/or swiping IDs at the front desk, I’m pretty sure that wasn’t work study. That’s a good option because it’s something that was needed 24/7 and people mostly just studied when they weren’t doing anything. 

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

There is usual an campus career fair for on campus jobs in the beginning of both semesters (or there were at both universities I attended).  

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My alma mater maintains an online job board for on-campus jobs. Have you checked to see if there is one for your university?

Does your university have an on-campus hospital? Nurses are always looking for overnight sitters. You get paid to study and sleep.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Keep in mind resident assistants (RA) include a pretty extensive interview process, often background checks, and the money you earn goes straight toward room and board.  I didn’t see a cent of the money I earned as an RA…until I started paying back my student loans and they were $15,000 less than they could have been.  🙂  OP if you are looking for something to put money in your pocket now, I would look at dining services, etc.  However if you live on campus and want free room and board, look into residential life.  It involves long hours, however I really had a good time working in res life.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

My university had a jobs board in the financial aid office. I am pretty sure the jobs were not all work study jobs. I worked at the info desk in the student center. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

Is the campus isolated and/or far from public transport?  I attended a tiny campus, but there was still several fast food restaurants, a gas station, and a few stores within walking distance and a bus line a few blocks away.

Otherwise, all campus positions should be posted with the student center or business office or similar office.  There should be anything from dining hall to security to tutoring center (if qualified) to receptionist, assuming they haven’t been taken by work study students. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

We had a college job board. I ended up working as an office assistant in one of the research departments, sending correspondences, tidying up, making coffee, recording finances, etc. Not sure how all colleges are set up, but the position was earmarked for a student employee, though was not work study. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I worked at the bookstore and loved it! So much school spirit.

 

Not a work study. I just walked in and filled out an application.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

I worked at the gym for 3 years, and ours hired a lot of people. It was an easy desk job.

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