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L/L Work-Study Application Information (Spring Semester)

Living/Learning Center Director's Office
Work-Study Job Application Information
Spring Semester 2013

If you worked for us last semester:

Whenever possible, we give priority to students who worked for us during the fall semester for re-hire into the same work-study job during the spring semester. This minimizes the amount of training that we must provide.  In order to be eligible for re-hire, you must have satisfactorily performed your job responsibilities last semester.  If you wish to work in the same job again in the spring semester, please work directly with your current supervisor to build an updated schedule. Supervisors build schedules on a rolling basis so that operations can resume as quickly as possible in January. Please be sure to contact your supervisor with your availability as soon as possible. If you don't confirm your availability with your supervisor by January 23, we will assume that you do not wish to work for us again.

If you are applying to work with us for the first time:

Thank you for your interest in a work-study job with the Living/Learning Center Director's Office. Each semester we employ more than 40 students in a variety of jobs throughout the Center. Work-study students play a critical role in the operation of our facility. 

Application forms are available online. The deadline for submitting an application is Wednesday, January 23rd at Noon!  In order to apply for a job, you must have been awarded financial aid in the form of a Federal Work-Study Award! 

When we receive your application, it will be forwarded to the supervisor of the job you listed as your first choice. That supervisor will review your available times to see if you can work during hours when coverage is needed. If not, your application will then be forwarded to the supervisor of your second-choice job. As you can see, the more jobs that you preference on your application - and the more hours that you list as available to work on the schedule form - the better your chances of employment.

Hiring decisions are made on a rolling basis. Please check your e-mail regularly, as hiring supervisors will contact you via e-mail about your application.

Here are some tips that will improve your chances of getting a job:

  • Turn in your application early! We review applications on an ongoing basis as they are received. Please Note: During the Spring semester, our first priority is to rehire all work-study students who worked for us last semester. This minimizes the amount of training that we have to provide. For this reason, we generally do not begin considering applications from new students until after the application deadline.
  • Rank all of the jobs you are willing to work. The more jobs that you select, the better your chances will be. Please be sure to list your jobs in order of preference.
  • List all of the times you are available to work on the schedule. The more hours that you are available, the better your chances of getting a job. Historically, it has been difficult for us to find coverage for shifts on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. If you are available at those times, please let us know. If you prefer to work on weekends, please make a note on your schedule. Note that some jobs require mandatory rotating weekend shifts! If you are hired for one of those jobs, you will be expected to work weekends on a rotating basis.
  • Tell us about your skills. If you have special skills that apply to a particular job, consider sending an e-mail to the supervisor of that job describing your special skills.
  • If your work availability schedule changes, please stop by the L/L Director's Office immediately to complete an updated schedule!

If You are Hired:

After you submit your application you may be contacted by a work-study supervisor to confirm your availability and/or to set up an interview. Please be sure to return all e-mails or phone calls promptly! We generally try to notify you by e-mail as soon as we place you on a schedule. We strongly encourage you to check your e-mail and voicemail at least twice each day until you hear from us. If offered a job, please confirm your acceptance of the offer promptly.

Applications that are received after the posted deadline will not be reviewed until after all "on time" applications have been processed.

If you are hired, a member of the Director's Office staff will help you complete all of the required employment paperwork.


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