Approaching the end of another semester, many students are beginning to make plans for their off-track and look for jobs.
However, some may struggle to know when and where to look.
Tiffany Christensen, a sophomore studying accounting and an assistant in the Human Resources office, said the time to start looking for a job is now.
“There are opportunities every day,” Christensen said. “You’ll want to start looking for jobs around the middle to the end of the [current] semester for the coming semester.”
One resource students have to search for a job is the student employment page on the Human Resources website. The page lists current job openings available to students both on- and off-campus.
Candice Luong, a senior studying communication and an assistant in the Human Resources office, said the employment website should be the first place students go.
“We usually recommend going to the school’s website because that is dated daily,” Luong said. “And there are always different opportunities that go along with different job fields, so what students actually want to do.”
Another resource available to students is the Help Wanted board which is offered through the Academic Discovery Center’s website.
Azie Russell, a senior studying communication and Career Services specialist, said there are resources available on campus to help students locate jobs.
“Students don’t really know where to look for a job,” Russell said. “They think Broulim’s or Wal-Mart or maybe Fat Cats, but [the Help Wanted board] is an opportunity to see that there are people who need help, and students can earn money that way.”
Russell said that the Help Wanted board is great for those searching for work on their off-track.
“Anything that goes on the Help Wanted board is temporary or part-time work in town,” Russell said. “It’s perfect for students staying on their off-track. It’s dated every time we get a job.”
The Academic Discovery also offers a service called Career Navigator for students looking for more long-term or career-based positions.
Josie Coleman, a freshman studying accounting and a Career Services Specialist, said that Career Navigator is essentially a job search engine.
It includes available internships, part-time jobs and full-time jobs.
Posted jobs are based locally, across the nation and even occasionally internationally.
“When you register, Career Navigator matches students, depending on how they fill out their profile, towards job opportunities and internship opportunities that they can apply for,” Coleman said. “You can also search for a specific employer or specific jobs.”
Coleman said that the best thing students can do while searching for a job is to use what the school has to offer.
“We have so many career building opportunities,” Coleman said. “Read the newsletters you get in your email, they have a lot of information about employer and grad school visits and cool opportunities.”