Wichita State University hires students to work in various positions all over campus. Here are some suggestions on how to find these opportunities.
On-Campus Job Fair – July 27, 2017 from 1 - 3 p.m., RSC 3rd Floor. (Regular student employment (non-work study) and Federal Work-Study positions are available.) Business casual dress is required. Bring copies of your resume. Be prepared to talk with on-campus employers and complete applications.
Handshake – In Handshake, you can search for and apply for on-campus employment, part-time jobs, co-op/internship positions, full-time career employment, sign-up for interviews on campus and more!
Acquaintances – Ask professors, other campus employees and classmates if they know of any available on-campus jobs.
Signage – Jobs may also be advertised on flyers posted around the University.
Direct Contact – Another way to find a job is to go out and about on campus. Physically going to the departments during their business hours and asking about employment opportunities can bring results. Be courteous when inquiring.
Federal Work-Study Positions
Some on-campus employment opportunities are only available to students who qualify for Federal Work-Study. Find out if you are eligible at https://mywsu.wichita.edu/index.html. After logging in, click on myFinances, then Financial Aid Awards. If you initially did not receive a Federal Work-Study offer in your financial aid award, but demonstrate financial need (as determined by the Office of Financial Aid), contact the Office of Financial Aid in Jardine Hall, Room 203.
Finding full-time career employment after college is exciting, but it also requires much more than personal motivation and a college degree. In fact, finding employment may feel like a job in itself, with applications to fill out, searches to sift through and references to collect.
The WSU Career Development Center is here to help! Here are some tips and services we offer to help graduating seniors find full-time employment. Another added bonus is — as a WSU Alumnus, you can use our services for FREE.
Perfect Your Resume and Interview Skills: Call the Career Development Center today at (316) 978-3688 and schedule a mock-interview and/or resume review with one of our career specialists. You never have a second chance to make a first impression. Let us help you make sure you are putting your best foot forward.
Attend Career Fairs and Events: The Career Development Center has several career fairs and career events throughout the year. Many events are major and college specific. Visit wichita.edu/careerevents for more details.
Polish Your Employment Skills: The Career Development Center offers workshops on: Acing the Interview, Preparing for Career Fairs, Using Social Media Like a Pro and more! Sign up for one today through Handshake. (New workshops will be added in January 2016 just for graduating seniors!)
Network: This goes hand-in-hand with developing experience. Contact people you know, (and people they know), for professional contacts, support and advice.
Research: Research five to 10 organizations or companies for which you would like to work. Bookmark their websites and check their job postings frequently.
Use General Career Websites: In addition to Handshake, bookmark five to 10 job listing sites and check them for new postings.
Call (316) 978-3688 to set up an appointment to meet with a Career Development Specialist and let us help you learn about employment search techniques.