Selah Vetter / Staff Writer
Many college students understand the reality of being broke. Tuition, textbooks, food and everything in between adds up quickly. In response, Samford University has provided opportunities for students to earn money through on-campus jobs.
There are two programs for students to obtain a job through: the Federal Work Study Program and the Institutional Student Employment Program. These programs are determined by the student’s financial need. Students qualify for a job through the Federal Work Study program, a branch of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.
The Samford University Human Resources Department manages student jobs on campus. Students can search for on-campus employment through the department website. Individual departments at the university can post open job positions through Samford’s human resources.
“Available jobs are received and updated on a regular basis,” Jennifer Daniel, a Samford human resources specialist, said. “They frequently change based on the needs in a particular department and the time of year.”
Student employment allows students more flexibility than other jobs. Students can plan work hours around their busy schedules.
“When weighing options of on-campus jobs versus offsite employers, consider that on-campus jobs recognize flexibility within class schedules and understand demands on college students,” Daniel said.
Once hired, a student receives a student employment authorization card from the human resources department. In addition, on-campus employment provides jobs that students can use on resumes in the future.
“Students can gain a meaningful experience in both a personal and professional environment,” Daniel said. “Student employment offers development of desirable skills such as managing work hours with work load responsibilities. It also establishes a gateway for full-time positions.”