In early August, students who have been awarded off-campus work study for the upcoming academic year will be reminded of this opportunity to work for a local employer and earn money while attending college. Now is a great time for students to begin thinking about whether this is a good fit and start planning ahead. Balancing academics and an off-campus job can be challenging, but with the flexibility of our employers and a little bit of planning on the student’s part, this option is very feasible.
The off-campus State Work Study program is run on a first-come, first-served basis so interested students should diligently monitor their e-mail in August to learn more about the program. Step-by-step instructions will guide them through the process of how to secure a job and a spot in the program. Please keep in mind having an award is not a guarantee of participation. The on-line job board will be viewable in mid-August and this is when students should conduct their job search to increase their chances of getting a job and accepted into the program. Employers are expecting to hear from students and welcome the chance to recruit them.
To learn more about the off-campus State Work Study program, please contact Katrina Rambo in Student Employment at firstname.lastname@example.org or (509)313-6218.