Off-Campus Employment

PART-TIME

Part-time work is very important to your future career development, in addition to help you meet financial needs. Part-time work is a good way to try out a field that interests you before you graduate so you know what you’re getting into! Also, employers prefer hiring individuals with experience and a degree. The Student Employment Service can help you gain experience in your field of interest.

We recommend that you work 10-19 hours a week if possible as a student. It takes time to adjust to the stresses of University life. Working more than 20 hours and taking a full course load is extremely difficult. As a college student, your job is your education. It’s better to work a little and steadily, than be forced to take on more than you can handle because the bills are starting to pile up!

FULL-TIME

Full-time work is very important in meeting financial needs. Full-time work is a good way to try out a field that interests you before you graduate so you know what you’re getting into! Also, employers prefer hiring individuals with experience and a degree. The Student Employment Service can help you gain experience in your field of interest.

Even though we recommend that you work 10-19 hours a week as a student, there are important reasons you may need to work full-time. Working more than 30 hours and taking a full course load are extremely difficult. It is probably better for you to take 6-9 hours of courses, if you must work 40 or more hours. It’s better to take fewer courses than be forced to drop classes or make poorer grades than you are capable!