Work Study Jobs
Work Study Jobs
I don’t think I have ever taken the time to write about what it’s like to have a work study job, which is odd since being an admissions blogger is one of my jobs here on campus. Other than being a blogger, I had a job as a Language Center Assistant during fall term and now work as a Residential Life assistant during winter term (and hopefully for as long as possible). I was familiar with Work Study coming into Carleton as my high school had a similar program all four years, which is part of the reason why I didn’t feel anxious about balancing school, a job and a social life without sacrificing my sanity.homework help online
The good thing about most Carleton work study jobs is that you will be able to work while you study. This then allows you to make money for doing your homework while attending to the required responsibilities throughout your shift.https://bulletin.case.edu/ Another plus is that first year students aren’t allowed to work more than 8 hours a week, which is a plus since you won’t be able to stress yourself out by forcing yourself to work a ton of hours right off the bat. Another added fact is that you can take less hours than the ones that are given to you, but I’m not so sure about working more hours than the ones that you have been given. And also, the hours do not have to be completed in one long shift or with one job. You can split the hours however you would like (most office jobs require longer shifts), or depending on the amount of hours the are given to you by the department that hires you.
Everything that has to do with work study can be found in The Hub, where you figure out how you want the money you are earning to be spent, for example: 100% of work earnings to be sent towards tuition or 50/50 tuition and direct deposit to your banking account. The Hub is also where you go to setup your banking information and report the time that you worked each shift. You get paid bi-weekly, which means that your time sheets are calculated from a two week span – this can be both good and bad thing, but it’s mostly a good thing since you don’t spend your money by the end of every week.
Work study positions are determined by class year and by former work experience and skill. If you have worked a number of office oriented positions, you most likely will not be placed in the dining hall or in arb crew. And if you are bilingual and fluent in both languages, you will most likely be placed in a work study job oriented around those languages that you know. Both of my job placements this term are unusual for first-year students, but since I had background in both corporate and media settings prior to coming to Carleton, this helped me weasel my way into jobs that I really like. All in all, it doesn’t matter which work study job that you get because every job is worth having since you are getting paid at the end of the day. It might take some time getting used to your particular work setting and balancing school/ work might be intimidating at first, but it will get easier. You should also make sure to talk to your supervisor or any of your co-workers if you are having difficulty adjusting – no worthwhile conversations are easy to have! Voicing your opinion is the first step is resolving an issue and the end result is completely up to you and your ability to successfully find a balance.
My best advice is to take advantage of the work study option even if you feel unsure about it. You’ll force yourself out of your comfort zone and into a pile of money (maybe not a pile, but a good enough amount to buy groceries whenever you want them).
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