Types of Employment
There are many types of student jobs available including office/clerical support jobs in academic and administrative offices, tutors, lab assistants, faculty assistants, lifeguards, general maintenance and grounds keeping, skilled trades, housekeeping, food service, postal clerks, cashiers, wellness center assistants, conference assistants, auditorium ushers, library desk attendants, light and sound technicians, theatre and music assistants, photographers, security officers, admission ambassadors, tele-touch callers, telemarketing, and recruiting.
Students are employed under Federal Work Study (FWS) or Anderson University Employment (AUE). The jobs are the same, the only difference is that the federal government will reimburse the university a portion of the wages of FWS eligible students.
Federal Work Study (FWS)
Federal Work Study (FWS) is a form of financial aid awarded to students allowing them to earn money to pay for educational expenses. Eligibility is determined by Student Financial Services and notification of eligibility will be indicated in the student’s award letter. International students are not eligible. However, immigrants who are permanent residents of the United States are eligible to apply. Adult Education students are eligible for student employment only if they are eligible for FWS.
FWS eligibility does not guarantee a student a job. However, priority for employment on-campus in a hourly position is awarded to FWS students and international students for the first two weeks of each academic term, and for the first two weeks an open hourly job is posted. Stipend positions or hourly positions requiring specialized skills, such as certified lifeguard are open to all eligible university students and not subject to the two week closed period for FWS students.
FWS students may also be employed with off-campus non-profit community service agencies who have been awarded a FWS contract by Human Resource. International students (F-1 Visa) are not typically eligible for off-campus community service employment. Off-campus positions include reading and math tutors, domestic violence shelter workers, child care agency workers, recreation facility workers, food pantry, crisis intervention, probation and other governmental services.
Anderson University Employment (AUE)
Anderson University Employment (AUE) is available for students not eligible for Federal Work Study. AUE students may apply at any time for open stipend positions or hourly positions requiring specialized skills. The on-campus job market can be competitive. However, there are usually both hourly and stipend student positions available for AUE students indicating a willingness to work. There are as many AUE student working on campus as FWS students.
Non-University Affiliated Employment
In those instances where the university’s student employment program may not meet the employment needs of students, Human Resource maintains a list of positions available within the community on RaveNet. At times local businesses and private individuals contact Human Resource to post their open positions. These job notices are posted as a service to area employers on Uloop. The university is not responsible for the safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of this type of employment. Federal Work Study allocation is not applicable for this type of community employment. International students (F-1 Visa) are not typically eligible for this type of community employment.