Seeking a Part-Time Job During College?
Today's skills will matter tomorrow...
Each part-time job you have serves as a stepping stone to your next part-time jobs, and then to full-time jobs after that. Each job provides you with a set of skills and refined professional values that make you a more marketable candidate.More Information
Why work during college?
Early experiences developing work ethic and practical skills will help when it comes time to search for that next career step. So how can you translate what seems to be an inconsequential part-time job into the transferable skills that employers want?More Information
CES can help!
Career and Employment Services can help you get started on constructing a resume and cover letter that translate your part-time skills into marketable experience. Stop by Howarth Hall 101 to make an appointment with a career advisor or stop by during our daily drop-in hours.More Information
The following resources are available in Career and Employment Services (CES) to assist you with your search. For more information, call CES at 253.879.3161 or stop by Howarth Hall, Room 101.
On-Campus Jobs (nonwork-study)
Currently enrolled students may apply for any (nonwork-study) jobs that are available on campus. Hiring is often competitive for the limited number of vacant positions. Openings (part-time, temporary, and seasonal) are posted in the hallway outside of CES as they become available. You can self-refer to any openings that interest you--postings contain all of the information you need to apply.
Work-Study Jobs (on and off-campus)
Eligible students may pursue employment on or off campus through the work-study program for the academic year and/or summer. Eligibility for work-study is based on financial need and is determined through an application process with Student Financial Services. After a work-study award is made, CES staff members are responsible for referring eligible students to work-study positions on campus, or helping to arrange off-campus work-study jobs. More details >>
Summer and Other Part-Time Employment (off campus)
Part-time, seasonal, and temporary jobs are posted in LoggerJobs. Jobs cover a wide range of opportunities--everything from child-care providers, house-sitters, and local park staff to national camp counselors and paid government interns. Most summer job openings are posted between January and May, but some jobs require early application, so we encourage you to begin searching for summer opportunities at the end of fall term.
Seeking an internship requires much of the same kind of preparation as any job search. There are several CES resources that provide a great place to start your search for an internship. Remember to start your search early, especially if you hope to enroll for academic credit. Arrangements should be made during the months prior to the semester or summer in which you plan to enroll.