Tips on Finding Part-Time Student Employment
How Do You Find a Part-time Job?
Working while in college, beyond the financial gains, can also give you experience that will enhance your education and career experience. Below is a summary of reasons why many students work a job while in school.
The University of Louisville hires thousands of students to work in various positions all over campus. From computer lab monitors, receptionists, and food service employees, to yoga instructors, research assistants and peer advisors, almost every department or office on campus is seeking students to work in their department at some point during the year. It is important to understand the different types of student employment and how best to go about finding the type of student employment for which you are interested in and qualify.
This site will provide you with resources and information about employment opportunities for students. If you’re a student who is looking for a job, you’ve come to the right place!
On-campus student employment opportunities are part-time jobs offered by any number of campus departments that do not require students to be college work study eligible in order to be qualified to work. The Library, Residence Life and the Department of Intramurals are the largest employers of on-campus student employees on the Belknap campus.
Ways to find positions:
Cards CareerLink - Most campus departments list their positions on Cards CareerLink. You can search positions by federal work-study, part-time on-campus and part-time off campus designations.
Part-time Job Fair - Held annually at the beginning of the fall semester, this employment fair features dozens of campus departments looking to hire students. Usually held in the Red Barn, you are encouraged to stop by and browse through the tables, talk to the employer representatives and gather information about exciting opportunities. This year’s fair is August 31st, 11:00am-2:00pm in the SAC Multipurpose Room.
Departmental Websites - Several departments and colleges post vacant positions on their websites. A quick scan of the website for the department you’re interested in working in may yield information about available positions. You can also call and ask each department you are interested in.
Direct Contact - For many, the best way to find a job is to hit the pavement. Physically going to the departments during their business hours and asking about employment opportunities may result in successful job placement. Many departments hire only a few students and don’t utilize more formal on-campus hiring resources, like Cards CareerLink .
Off-campus employment opportunities are not affiliated with the University. The employers who participate in hiring UofL students are quite varied, offering a wide range of opportunities, pay ranges and hours of work.
Cards CareerLink is one of the very best ways to find part-time employment off campus. A wide variety of organizations and private individuals list local part-time positions through Cards CareerLink. The search function allows students to easily look for part-time, off campus positions in Louisville.
Direct Contact - For many, the best way to find a job is to hit the pavement. Physically going to the business and asking about employment opportunities may result in successful job placement.
Federal Work Study
FWS employment is better than normal employment because the earnings are removed from income on the Free Application for Financial Aid. Therefore your earnings are not considered when figuring your "financial need" for future financial aid. If you were not awarded FWS, you may contact the UofL Financial Aid Office to see if you qualify.
How To find a Work-Study Position
Students may consider applying for full-time, part-time or temporary positions at the University of Louisville. There are several benefits associated with being a classified staff member, including qualified tuition reduction, benefits (such as health insurance), and other advantages.
One of the major differences between student employment and staff employment is your role at the University. If you are a student employee, your primary role is to be a student. If you are a staff employee, your primary role is as an employee and any time you get off to take classes, is at the discretion of your employing department.
Here are a few point to consider that will help you determine which
kind of position may be right for you. If you are interested in
applying to be a University of Louisville staff member, these positions
will be listed on the University of
Louisville’s Human Resources website .
Students are eligible to apply, yet there are some differences:
Once a student has gone to a new student orientation and has received their student id number , they are able to log into Cards CareerLink and look at the listings for both on and off campus positions. Campus departments cannot hire a new student until the first day of classes; however, students can contact departments listing positions and indicate their interest in the position at any time. Off-campus employers can hire students at any time.
The rate of pay for on-campus student positions and any subsequent raises, are set by the hiring department or the off campus employer. In some cases, minimum wage is required and in other cases, an employer does not have to pay minimum wage.