Student employment is a great way to earn money to help offset college expenses. Cash you earn while going to school is money you don’t have to borrow now and pay back later. There are other benefits, too, like learning marketable skills, gaining career experience, and developing a network of contacts even before graduation. Employers are interested in well-rounded students who have a range of experiences that show their willingness to get involved, take initiative, and take advantage of opportunities to develop themselves.
Benefits of Student Employment
Earn While You Learn. Cash you earn while going to school is money you don’t have to borrow now and pay back later.
Get Better Grades: Studies show that students who work tend to achieve better grades and manage their time more efficiently
Build Your Resume: Student employment can give you hands-on experience related to your field of study, plus boost your confidence and build good work habits. While on the job you’ll be able to develop practical skills that today’s employers are demanding, such as time management, organization, communication, accountability, problem solving, and flexibility.
Develop Your Network: Working on campus provides a great opportunity to make connections with faculty, staff, community, and other students.
Requirements for Student Employment
- Student Employment is open to current LCCC and University partnership students.
- Some positions are reserved for Federal Work-Study or LCCC students who meet financial need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a federally-funded program of part-time employment for students with financial need. This program allows you to earn money to help pay for your educational expenses. The rate of hourly pay is Ohio minimum wage. The number of hours worked is determined by need, up to a maximum of 24 hours per week. Receipt of FWS is dependent upon securing a student employee position in various departments on campus, or at an off campus location. To be considered for an FWS position, you must and apply for the positions in which you are interested. The Financial Services department determines eligibility using federal guidelines. Funds are awarded on a first come, first served basis.
Annual award amount: Varies based on eligibility
Enrollment required: You must be registered for 6 or more credit hours during the term and meeting all federal requirements.
2017-2018 Application: File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
To learn more about the employment process and eligibility requirements, review the Student Employee Handbook.
How to Apply
All student employment positions are posted in Career Link. To apply, follow these steps:
- Create a Career Link account
- Complete a Student Employment Application
- Save the application to your computer or flash drive by Clicking “Save As” and using the following format “student_application-your_name”
- Upload the application to your Career Link account (Called a “resume” in Career Link, under “My Resumes”)
- Once your application is approved, you can search and apply for Student Employee positions
If you are an LCCC employee who supervises student employees, check out the Supervisor’s Handbook, or telephone Career Services, 366-4076, for further assistance.
If you are a community service organization interested in hiring a LCCC Federal Work Study student visit the Resources for Employers page and see the Federal Work Study section.