Gaining Experience through On-Campus Employment
There’s a lot to get involved in both on and off-campus, and extracurricular activities certainly look good on a resume. While you are looking to add more life experiences as well as make money, an on-campus job may be something you want to consider. Working on campus is a great way to gain experience, learn new skills, contribute to important projects, develop work relationships, meet new people in the Brandeis community and strengthen your professional profile.
With so many opportunities available in academic and administrative offices, research, student services, library and technology, residential life and tutoring, where do you begin?
- Think about your current strengths and the types of skills you’d like to develop
- Is there a part of the university you are interested in learning more about?
- Talk to other students who work on campus about their jobs
- Do some research and check out department websites
Think about how your past experience – volunteering, leadership roles, summer or term-time jobs, internships, extracurricular's – match what you’ve done to potential opportunities.
- Know why you want the job and what you bring to the position
- Showcase your on-site and virtual skill sets - many positions may have a virtual component
Keep in mind your academic schedule, learning style, extracurricular activities and other responsibilities to make realistic and healthy choices about work commitments.
Resources for on-campus employment
On-campus positions are posted periodically throughout the academic year. The list below features where you can find openings and resources.
- Workday: the online employment platform that hosts on-campus jobs. Use your UNet login to view positions and apply
- Outreach: contact offices, centers or labs on campus to express interest in their work and inquire about their hiring timeline and needs.
- Student Financial Services: their homepage has extensive resources and information about the on-campus employment process
- International Student and Scholars Office: resources and information for international students regarding employment eligibility, requirements and processes
Ready to apply? Hiatt can help!
On Workday, you will be asked to upload a resume and potentially a cover letter for each position. Hiatt has resources and support to help you create a stellar application.
- Resume resources are available on our website, including samples and detailed cover letter resources
- Make an appointment to meet with us in-person, over the phone or via video. We’ll help you clarify your interests, brainstorm possibilities and create individualized application materials. For quick questions or resume help, schedule a drop-in appointment with a Hiatt Advisor.