On Campus Jobs: Good for Your Wallet, and Your Career!
It’s great to make money while you are in school, but on campus jobs can also provide you with transferable skills that are highly valued by employers, such as using office technology, customer service, time management, project management, problem-solving, professional or technical writing experience, and much more. All on campus jobs are listed on Handshake. Handshake is available at either oit.joinhandshake.com, or via TECHweb with single sign-on.
Work Study vs. Regular On Campus Jobs
You may have a Federal Work-Study (FWS) award as part of your financial aid package. This may make you more attractive to on campus employers because the government pays a significant portion of your wages. However, you need to ask a potential employer if they will continue to employ you once your FWS award is exhausted.
Students without FWS can find on campus jobs as well. While most on campus employers will indicate a preference for FWS, students should apply to ALL jobs they feel qualified for. A department may hire a student without FWS if they are better suited to the position.
How to Find On Campus Jobs
Be Proactive: The best way to find jobs is to identify the departments on campus that are the best fit with your career goals, and visit them in person to express your interest. While they might not have a current opening, your interest in them will be very compelling and they may keep your contact information should an opportunity arise.
Search Postings: You will also want to look on Handshake for on campus jobs. See link to the right for information about how to create an account and search. Please review this site or e-mail us with any questions about using the system. Create an alert to be notified of newly posted on-campus jobs.
Attend the Involvement Fair: At the beginning of Fall Term, Career Services partners with Student Life at the Involvement Fair in Klamath Falls where you can meet with campus departments and local employers with available part time jobs. See the campus calendar for the exact date, location, and time. Come to the fair with copies of your resume, dressed neatly, and ready to speak with employers about what you have to offer!
Your Rights & Responsibilities
You have certain rights rights and responsibilities as an employee of Oregon Tech. Detailed information is available here: Student Employment Guidelines