On average, 75% of all college students are employed while taking classes. Studies show that students who work on campus 20 hours or less each week actually do better academically than those students who work off campus, or do not work at all.
Benefits of Working on Campus
- Obtain valuable work experience to enhance your resume
- Develop critical skills employers seek
- Work close to class locations with flexible work hours
How Can I Locate a Job On Campus?
1) SEARCH, aPPLY, AND iNTERVIEW
Look for student jobs in Flash @ Work. New jobs are added daily with peak hiring occurring at the beginning of each semester.
Students may also:
- Approach departments of interest directly by calling, emailing, or stopping in. Some departments also promote jobs at their web sites including Recreational Services, University Libraries, Residence Services, Student Financial Aid, Academic Success Center, and Dining Services.
- Speak with academic advisors and faculty/staff who are familiar with departments that employ students.
- Meet with one of our career coaches for assistance with your resume and job search strategies.
2) Accept OFFER & COMPLETE HIRING PROCESS
All FIRST-TIME student employees must:
- Sign the Student Job Offer Form provided by your hiring department to accept the job offer.
- Bring the completed Student Job Offer Form to the appropriate student employment office with acceptable forms of I.D. (i.e. a KSU FLASHcard or driver's license and an original Social Security card or certified copy of a birth certificate) to complete the forms required for employment.
- Log into CampusWorks to Accept and electronically sign the Student Employment Certification Statement
All FIRST-TIME & RETURNING student employees must:
- Accept job offers online to complete the hiring process by checking your kent.edu email or logging into CampusWorks. You will have five days to respond to the offer or it will automatically expire. The job can be resubmitted by contacting the hiring department.
- Receive a Job Confirmation email when permission to work has been granted and your job has been activated. Permission to work is granted upon final confirmation of student enrollment, completion of paperwork, and other employment eligibility requirements. Returning student employees will be notified in CampusWorks if additional forms are needed.