Should I Work?
advantages of working or especially working on-campus?
Research has consistently shown that
students who combine part-time work (less than 20 hrs./wk.) with their college studies
actually do better academically than those who do not work. The decision to work, however, is an
individual decision taking into account class load and other extracurricular
activities and commitments.
For those who do
choose part-time employment, the benefits are great. You will learn or perfect many transferable job skills such as time management skills, analytical and critical thinking skills, development of money management practices, development of leadership abilities, and gained networking opportunities. In addition, part-time work experiences serve as resume building opportunities.
Advantages of working on-campus include flexibility in scheduling work hours around your academic and extracurricular commitments. You will establish additional ties to the campus and have opportunities to forge new friendships through contact with your co-workers both student workers and permanent staff. Student employment affords you the chance to acquire a new perspective in your college experience with a feeling of having personally invested in your education and the mission of the institution. Further, if you are Work-Study
eligible, Work-Study award dollars earned are not counted as income when filing
the FASFA for the subsequent year.
Regarding Federal Work-Study
What is Federal Work-Study?
Federal Work-Study is federal need-based
financial aid that pays students for working on-campus and occasionally
off-campus. This form of financial aid
is contingent on the student working a federal Work-Study
How do I know if I am Work-Study eligible?
Federal Work-Study awards are part of your
financial aid package and appear on your award letter. It is necessary
to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered
Are all jobs on campus Work-Study positions?
All jobs on campus are open to Work-Study
eligible students. Students who do not
have Work-Study may apply for jobs
coded as open to non-Work-Study students or, in the case of students here on an
F-1 Visa, exempt students. Job postings will state whether the job is
open to only Work-Study eligible students or non-work- study and
exempt students also.
If I work a Work-Study
position, will my school account be credited?
All students who work on campus, including
Work-Study eligible students, receive pay for the hours worked. If you wish to apply your earnings to your
account, you may make a payment at the Business Window.
Regarding On-campus Jobs
What types of
campus jobs are available?
On-campus opportunities include a variety
of positions in almost every department, administrative office
and auxiliary area. Positions include clerical assistants,
faculty assistants, grounds keeping staff, tutors,
food service workers, lab assistants,
housekeeping staff, barn & farm workers, note takers, library
assistants, athletic assistants,
university ambassadors, technology assistants, and security workers just to
name a few.
What do campus jobs pay?
Most on-campus jobs pay the State of
Ohio minimum wage. A limited number of
jobs that require specialized skills or greater
responsibility may have a beginning pay which is slightly higher.
I am a student
studying here on an F-1 Visa, do I have any restrictions for working on campus?
here on an F-1 Visa may not work more than a total of 20 hours per week during
the academic term. This is a combined total if more than one job
is worked. A work-week is defined as Sunday-
Saturday. During official
break periods of the University, F-1 students may work up to 40 hours per week,
but never more than 40 hours. Official break periods are defined as the
Winter break starting in mid-December and lasting until the
beginning of Spring semester in January; the one week of Spring break which is
usually in early March; and
Summer which begins when the Spring semester ends in early May until Fall
semester begins approximately
the third week of August.
Finding On-Campus Employment
Will I be assigned a job upon beginning
is the student’s responsibility to complete an application on the Student
Employment C.A.$.H. Network. The C.A.S.H.
Network is located on the Student Intranet accessed through myfindlay. Once the application is processed by
the Student Employment Office, the student must apply for specific jobs posted
on the C.A.$.H. Network. Supervisors review the job applications they
receive and make their selections.
How do I find
a Work-Study position or other part- time job?
Employment C.A.$.H. Network contains an on-line database of available part-time on and
positions. You may access these postings
and the C.A.$.H. Network through the Student Intranet located on myfindlay. The Office of Student
Employment also hosts job fairs for students seeking off-
part-time, summer or temporary employment.
Watch your UF email, the student employment web
campus bulletin boards, and campus TV.
How soon can I
apply for a Fall on-campus position?
Fall semester positions begin to post
on August 1. At that time, students may
visit the C.A.$.H. Network to complete an application,
and begin to apply for posted positions.
How long will
it take for me to get a job?
That is something that cannot be
predicted. Keep in mind, the more jobs
you are willing to apply for, the
chances of quickly securing a job. Keep
your application current and include any and all work or volunteer experience. It is highly suggested you upload a resume
to compliment your application. Double check all
spelling and grammar – it does make a difference! It is important that you remain diligent in
your job search. Check the C.A.$.H. Network frequently (every
2-3 days) for newly added positions and continue to apply for all new
positions you are qualified for until you secure a job.
I’m not sure I
want to work 1st Semester.
Does this mean I won’t be able to get a job until next year?
Some students may wish to get
accustomed to campus life before making a commitment to working
The largest number of on-campus openings does occur at the beginning of
and early in the Fall
semester. However, jobs will post
throughout the year as departments’ needs change and students
graduate or leave
positions. Therefore, there is
opportunity to find jobs all during the year.
If I chose to
wait until 2nd semester, when should I apply for on-campus jobs?
Positions posted at the beginning of
the fall semester will require immediate occupancy. Therefore, if you are not interested
in working until second semester, it is best to wait until mid October to submit
your application, search for open
positions, and apply to these positions. Positions for second semester usually
begin posting late October/early
November and will continue posting into second semester.
How soon will
I know if I am selected for a job?
Each department has their own timeline
for reviewing applications and hiring students.
contact students they are interested in
using the contact information listed in your application. If a job is still posted, the department has
not completed the hiring process. If the posting no longer appears on the
C.A.$.H. Network, the job has been filled.
May I talk
with someone directly about a job?
Students are not permitted to solicit faculty and
staff for jobs. Abuse of this policy
could result in revoked job search privileges. Students are to follow
the application process on the C.A.$.H. Network only.
If you have additional questions, please contact
the Office of Student Employment at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-434-5338.