In this update:
Work-Study Orientation and Networking Fair
The 2012-13 Work-Study Orientation and Networking Fair was a great success! More than 30 supervisors came to the event and many made connections with students, hopefully resulting in employment for many students. Our thanks to all those who participated! If you attended the event and would like to email us any feedback, we would sincerely appreciate it. Thanks!
As a reminder, overtime earnings cannot be paid out of work-study funds. The department will be responsible for any and all overtime earnings. Students will be paid, and the overtime earnings will be charged back to the department. This policy has been discussed in all of our supervisor trainings and is outlined in the Work-Study Supervisor Handbook. It is not recommended that a student employee work more than 37.5 hours a week – and it is important to remember that student employees also juggle a hectic class schedule. If a student is working in more than one department, it is the responsibility of the department where the overtime occurs to be accountable for the earnings.
Hiring and Closing Positions
If you have completed the hiring for a position posted on the student employment website, please notify all candidates of the status of their employment. We are receiving numerous calls from students who state they have never heard back regarding a position they applied for. In addition, please move the position to either "Review" mode or "Storage." In Review mode all applications for the position will remain attached. Moving a job to Storage will delete all applications. Please do not keep positions active on the website if you are no longer hiring.
Students must secure a work-study position by October 15th, or their award will be cancelled. An exception is made for students on study abroad – these students will have until January 31st to secure employment. After this date we will cancel awards for those students who have not been hired and award from our waitlist. If your department is struggling to fill positions, please let me know so I can direct students to these available opportunities.
Work-Study Award Increases
Due to the cuts in work-study program funding, we are not accepting requests for award increases. If we are able to honor requests for increases, it will be at a much later date when we are able to better project where our campus-wide earning levels will be.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding Student Employment. Your comments and suggestions are welcome!