Finding a Job at ConcordiaCan I work on-campus? What about work-study?
Yes, you can work on campus. All students are eligible to work on campus regardless of financial need, though some positions are only open to students qualifying for work study. Campus wage is $7.55/hour; Dining Services and Facilities Management pay $8.55/hour. During the academic year, Social Security and Medicare taxes are not withheld, which means that students keep a higher percentage of each paycheck.
Working on campus also means that you won’t need a car or gas money. And you’re not required to work school breaks. Most first-year students average about 3-8 hours/week at their on-campus jobs.
For specific information regarding your work study allocation, please contact Financial Aid at 299-3010. Even if you have a work study award, it is up to you to find an on-campus job that fits with your class schedule and interests you. You will not be assigned a job.
How can I find out about openings on campus?
With your Concordia e-mail address, you can access Career Link, the Concordia Career Center job posting site. The first time you use CareerLink, you will need to fill out your profile completely. CareerLink is a great place to start your job search; it will have both on- and off-campus job openings and instructions on how to apply for each position.
Many of the offices on campus post their open positions on CareerLink. Each department hires their own student employees, so you will need to contact each department you’re interested in to apply for a job. Many jobs aren’t posted until August so don’t panic; be checking throughout the summer and contact those departments you’d like to apply with.
What types of positions are available on-campus?
Most academic and administrative departments have student employees during the school year. Offices that have many student employees are: Admissions, Phonathon, the library, Dining Services (Anderson Dining Center, The Maize, Concessions, the Corn Krib, the Coffee Stop, Catering) and Facilities Management (grounds crew, carpentry, building maintenance, etc.).
Some additional ideas for on-campus jobs: Events & Set-up Crew, Athletic Department, Cultural events, Campus Lights, Digital Media Services, Cobber Kids, America Reads tutoring, Information Technology, Business office, Human Resources, Communications & Online Services … just to name a few.
Career Center & Job Shop
Academy 101 & Academy 110