BY: RUTH PETIT-BOIS
It’s been a hectic start to the semester guys, what with financial aid, dropping and adding classes and making sure to get enough sleep. I’ve been away for a while, but I’m here now! :)
I hope you guys are ready for me to drop some more knowledge on you. And this time it isn’t philosophical, moral, or parental-like guidance! No, what I’m going to give you is the precious key to making money (all without having to hop into your car and zipping off to some fat food chain to pick up after people you don’t know!). I know, I’m amazing.
I kid, obviously. But the sentiment is still the same.
So maybe where you’re from, while you were in high school, you were in school and working part-time to help pay for your car insurance, or your phone bill, or maybe even for the tuition for school now. Flash-forward and now you are probably hours away from your old job, you are in a new school but you don’t have any money. Not for the gas in your car, not for the toilet paper in your bather, not even for the dollar menu at McDonald’s (now that’s a struggle).
Not everyone is blessed with parents who give them a college allowance like a salary. So let’s get you some extra change in your pocket so that you aren’t looking at your “bordering on zero” bank account any longer and when your friends ask you if you want to go to Marietta Diner this weekend, you can confidently tell them yes and have a good time.
So Step One!
Go to SPSU’s Website –> Go to Current Students –> Go to Career Services under “Student Services” –> An then click on Career Link!
Or, you know, you can click right here to go straight to Career Link. But because I doubt you have this blog post open 24/7, I suggest you should do the above steps to familiarize yourself with how to get there on your own. I’ll tell you why in a sec.
So now you scrolling all the way to the bottom and register just like you would with Facebook or Twitter. And when you finally log in, you should be brought to a page that looks like this:
Once on that page, click on Jobs! And you will see a list of jobs in the area. Can you see now why I suggested you familiarize yourself with how to get to this page? The Career Link database can help you find jobs, internships, and co-ops that are not just on campus or for the duration of your education, but for graduation and beyond. Career Link is a valuable tool if you want to find employment quickly and easily as these jobs (& employers if you are brave enough to click on that tab! ;)) are looking to hire Southern Polytechnic students! Cool right?
So anyway, click on jobs and click on Advanced Search. It is to the far right of the search bar.
A complicated list of drop down menus and text boxes will show up, but all you have to do is just go the box that is labeled Position Type and select On Campus Job. Them press search!
Bam! Life made easy! You found a list on on-campus job! Congratulations! Now start applying.
The best times to look through this list is the beginning of the semester and the end of the semester. The departments will then be looking for hire-es because people may have graduated, transferred, or you know, dropped out. Who really knows?
Another great place to find jobs is through email and then just walking around and asking if the department is hiring. It pays to do work. … (hahahahaha…)
Okay so hopefully you guys have a glimpse of what Career Link is, and you know how to find some jobs on campus! Off campus jobs are great, but on campus jobs are very convenient and do not require much from you. These positions are very competitive though so make sre you get in there early!
That was my gold nugget advice! Hope to see you guys soon!