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All positions are posted in Work Study Jobs @ UVM. You are encouraged to look for positions in this online database, and then contact the supervisor for an interview.
Organizations frequently post flyers around campus as well as network with faculty of academic units to widen their recruitment net. You may view the positions on the Web, hear about it from friends, or see posters around campus. You must contact the organization directly to set up an interview.
Quick Links for a Successful Job Search
How do I choose a position?
As a potential employee your goal should be to find a job work site that supports your career interests. We recommend that you manage the job search process as you would any job search that you may do for other types of part-time employment.
Some organizations may choose to use an application form, be sure to complete these documents as completely as possible. You may want to visit the organization in person to speed up the process. Remember, if you are asked to come in for an interview, you are interviewing them as much as they are intervieing you.
You should arrive at the job interview prepared to answer questions pertinent to the position and you should bring your schedule showing commitments and available work hours. At the interview, you should receive a job description and as much position information as possible. Finally, despite folklore on campus, YOU MAY NOT STUDY ON THE JOB.
You've found the perfect position, how do you secure the spot?
Step 1: Make sure you have accepted your Federal Work Study award and submitted the Terms & Conditions of the grant. You must have access to the Federal Work Study job database in order to secure the job. You can NOT be hired in any other way.
Step 2: Once you and employer have agreed to work together, be sure that your supervisor has "Reported the Hire" in the job database. Based on the wage range, your supervisor will assign an hourly rate when hiring you using the Pay Rate Guidelines and Positions Levels chart. The minimum wage in Vermont is $8.15 per hour and the maximum is $13.00 per hour. To determine the number of available hours, divide the amount of your award by the hourly wage of the position. Most students choose to work between 5-7 hours per week.
Step 3: Make sure you have completed all necessary Human Resource Services paperwork including but not limited to the I-9 Employment Eligibilty Verification form.
Step 4: With UVM's state of the art job database, once a placement match has been approved, the your profile will be automatically created within PeopleSoft. Note: Students are employees of the university and are therefore required to take the Online Preventing Sexual Harassment Tutorial. You need to submit the certificate (which states you have completed the training) to your supervisor. It is your responsibility to make sure this certificiate is on file.
Last modified September 26 2011 09:55 PM