Campus jobs are a great way to develop valuable skills and experience, as well as to earn money during the semester. There are many opportunities provided by different departments and research institutes at CMC, with preference given to students who qualify for work-study.
Benefits of Employment on Campus
Working during the semester can be very beneficial to students. It allows you to gain practical skills and employment experience, learn from mentors and role models, develop future references, and earn income to help with your educational and living expenses.
Finding a Job
There are many opportunities for working both on and off campus. The CMC departments that hire the most students on campus include Roberts Pavilion, the Ath, Office of the Dean of Students, Office of Admissions, and many more. Students are often eligible to apply to jobs at the other 7C campuses as well. You can find these opportunities posted on Handshake when they become available (typically a few weeks prior to the start of each academic semester).
The Federal Work-Study Program is a federally-funded financial aid work program offered to students who demonstrate financial need. If you are eligible for work-study jobs, it will be reflected in your financial aid award in the financial aid portal. Most campus employment is eligible for work-study and the Office of Financial Aid can help you navigate this process.
Working on campus provides students with the opportunity to develop many important career competencies which employers value:
- Ability to learn
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Equity and inclusion
The term “professionalism” can be interpreted differently by different people. Here’s how we define the term at Career Services:
- Demonstrates personal accountability and effective work habits
- Time and workload management
- Meeting deadlines
- Appropriate dress attire
- Demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior
- Accurate timesheet completion
- Acts responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind
- Putting the team ahead of personal interests
What skills are you hoping to gain from this job? Make sure to let your supervisor know upfront.
Consider how you can articulate these skills on your resume.
To learn more about how to develop and report these skills on your resume, book an appointment with a career coach, click here.
In most cases, students can find and apply to on campus jobs on Handshake. Click the On-Campus filter at the top of the page. You should be able to see all the student employment jobs currently listed across the Claremont consortium. Jobs are typically posted a few weeks prior to the beginning of the academic semester. Some jobs are only open to students from one particular campus. Most jobs are available as both work-study and non-work-study and everyone can apply to both types of jobs. Preference will be given to work-study students who apply so make sure that you mention that in your cover letter!
You can access jobs on Handshake here.
All work-study questions are handled by the team at Financial Aid.
You can find more details about the work-study hiring process and a student FAQ here.
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