One of our favorite events of the year is the Diversity Career Symposium (DCS). This year it is taking place on Tuesday, February 13 from noon–6:00 p.m. in the EMU. We’d love to see you there! Read on to get all your questions answered.
There are many reasons to get a job while you’re in college. Whether you need one to pay your tuition, want extra spending money, or just want to gain skills, there’s no question that getting a job is a great idea. Read on for some of the benefits for getting a job on campus.
1. Make money
We’re going to lead with this, because that’s a huge benefit to working! Not only will you bring home a paycheck, but you’ll also be earning a decent pay. With a few exceptions, all student on-campus jobs pay at least minimum wage (currently $10.25 an hour).
1. We know what we’re doing.
Together our Career Advisors have over 60 years of experience advising students on their careers! That’s countless hours of connecting with students and helping them figure out what they want to do and how to get there.
2. It’s a nice break from classes.
Getting tired of your usual work-class-class, class-work-class, class-class-work routine? Break it up with a visit to the Career Center, where you can enjoy a cup of tea and take some time to think about your future.
Our newest staff member, Amanda Beardall, has created a new peer advising model to better serve students who visit the Career Center. Peer advising is when trained student employees offer drop-in advising to discuss different career topics including résumés, cover letters, and the job search process.
We like to think of our peer advisors as consultants; they help you walk through your résumé, and help you communicate your experience in the most professional way.