Student jobs are more than just a paycheck.
You may need to work in order to meet educational and living expenses or you feel the experience could be a valuable part of your education. The skills you obtain from working complement your academic performance and communicate to future employers your ability to succeed in a professional setting.
Studies have shown that students who work do just as well or better academically than non-working students and grades improve as students work more hours per week (up to 20). In addition, working students are more likely to complete a degree program than non-workers.
- Additional financial resources.
- Acquire valuable work experience for your résumé.
- Reduce necessity for student loans.
- Opportunity for networking with professionals.
- Opportunity to sample different career choices.
- Valuable and practical career-related experiences.
- Exposure to the world of work.
- Opportunity to enhance fundamental work skills.
- Develop a sense of community and involvement with ASU.
Community Service FWS jobs are designed to engage a student in improving the quality of life for community residents, particularly low-income individuals, or to address issues such as: literacy training, social services, housing, neighborhood improvement, public safety, recreation, at-risk youth and community improvement. Find these rewarding positions by clicking on the advanced option and entering "Community Service FWS" in the Job Description text field when searching for jobs.
Remember: The job application is your first opportunity to make a good impression with a potential employer.
- The application provides the employer with specific information in a designated order. Never write "see resume" in any area of the application.
- Through the job application, the employer senses attitude, stability and motivation. It also reveals communicative skills. It should never be done illegibly, hastily or incompletely.
- Print or write neatly, or even better, type the information. Be sure to read the instructions on the application. Statements should be brief and concise.
- All questions must be answered; all sections must be completed. If it doesn't pertain to you, place a dash or N/A in that space.
- Know start/stop dates of your employment history, pay rates and your supervisors' name(s).
- Use action words to describe your responsibilities and accomplishments.
- It is a good idea to have a "dummy" application with history and references.
- Reasons for leaving: refrain from any negative statements. You want to present a positive picture of yourself. Use "further my education" or "interesting new job opportunity," etc.
- Salary: When the definite Pay Rate is unknown, write "open."
- References: Make sure you have correct addresses and phone numbers. Let your references know you list them and keep them informed.
- Additional remarks: Do not leave this area blank. Use this space constructively by inserting statements regarding your abilities, skills and reasons why you would be a desirable candidate for the position.
- If you have extensive experience in community service and volunteering, you may treat it as you would work experience. Keep in mind that this information provides a well-rounded profile of the type of person you are.
Resume, Cover Letter & Interview Tips
- The goal of the resume and cover letter is to attract sufficient attention to create an interview opportunity.
- The purpose of your interview is to evaluate your qualifications as they relate to specific job functions.
For helpful tips on these and other topics please review the tips on the Career Services Web site.
You should consider your part-time position as an important job that can impact your future work experience. You are now part of the ASU work force and your department depends on you. The following are your responsibilities as a student employee at any ASU campus:
- To complete a new hire packet within 72 hours, if you have not worked for ASU during the last 12 months, and submit it to the Human Resources department located on your campus.
- To maintain enrollment necessary for student employment eligibility.
- To coordinate your work hours with your supervisor according to the department's needs and your own class and study schedule.
- To perform assigned duties promptly and competently.
- To be dependable and always report to work on time-excessive tardiness or absenteeism is grounds for disciplinary action.
- To arrive at the office prepared to work - refrain from studying or conducting personal business (phone/email) on the job.
- To refrain from having family or friends visit during scheduled work times.
- To attend all student staff meetings or training sessions unless you have a scheduled class or exam.
- To not work at your job during times you are scheduled to be in class.
- To observe policies on confidentiality for all University, department and student records, and information.
- To schedule your lunch and rest breaks in advance and get your supervisor's approval.
- To not eat or study during your scheduled shift, unless approved by your supervisor.
- To maintain appropriate dress and personal grooming.
- To notify your supervisor in advance if you will be absent from work - frequent absences are a justifiable cause for dismissal.
- US citizens or eligible non-citizens may not work more than an average of 25 hours a week (or 62.5 percent FTE) over a rolling twelve month period. This maximum applies to the combined total of all jobs, including hours associated with stipends paid for services. Graduate Assistants may work a total of 20 hours per week. Click here to view Undergraduate Student Employment Communication and Graduate Student Employment Communication.
- To not work more than 20 hours per week during the academic semesters if you are an international student on a visa.
- To keep an accurate record of hours worked and submit correct payroll information to your supervisor by the stated deadlines.
- To inform your supervisor of any plans to end employment. The customary notification time period is two weeks.
- To stop your Hourly employment two weeks after your graduation from ASU, unless you are enrolled for the next semester.
- To stop your employment on your graduation day as an undergraduate international student.
- To stop your employment on your defense date, comprehensive exam date or which ever option you have for the completion of your degree program as a graduate international student.
- To stop your FWS employment on the last day of the spring semester or the day before the fall semester starts according to your FWS Notification specifying the term of your employment period.
- To stop your FWS employment on the day of your graduation from ASU.
The following rights are available to all student employees.
- The right to be treated fairly and respectfully by the University – ASU follows equal employment opportunity and affirmative action principles.
- The right to a safe, clean and professional working environment.
- The right to know your specific job description including your supervisor's standards and expectations.
- The right to adequate training in skills and procedures necessary to perform assigned tasks.
- The right to be informed about your work performance through verbal communication or performance evaluations.
- The right to use your campus job as a reference for future employers.
- The right to a grievance procedure for stating concerns related to the job and/ or supervisor (see USI 304-12).
- The right to file a grievance with the AA/EO Office if you believe you have been sexually harassed or discriminated on the job (see USI 304-03 and USI 304-04).
Student Employment offers a wide range of positions, which require different degrees of skill or experience. The student wage scale starts at $8.05/hour and should not exceed $50.00/hour. Four wage levels with different pay ranges have been provided below. Federal Work-Study and Hourly employment share the same wage levels and pay ranges. Wage placement must be in relation to type of duties performed and in consideration of other student worker wage rates in similar jobs.
|Level||Pay Rate||Job Level Descriptions|
|I||$8.05||$8.60||Duties are of a routine and simple nature. Requires direct supervision with relatively specific instructions. Little or no training or experience is required.|
|II||$8.20||$9.60||Duties are varied and less routine and involve a moderate degree of responsibility and judgment. May lead or coordinate activities of other student employees. Requires previous knowledge or skill and/or equivalent experience or training.|
|III||$8.85||$11.60||Duties are technical and complex and involve a high degree of responsibility and judgment. May supervise or direct activities of other student employees. A significant amount of specialized training or experience is required.|
|IV||$10.35||$50.00||Duties are highly technical and/or complex and involve a significant degree of responsibility and judgment. This classification is limited to teaching/research assistants type work or those positions requiring highly specialized skills and/or technical knowledge.|
|Rates effective 01/01/2015.|
The Student Wage Scale covers all student positions except Research/Teaching Assistants. Those positions are administered by the Graduate College with appropriate policies and procedures.
Calculates the total number of hours per academic year you may work to earn your full Work-Study award.
UTO Security Training
ASU is committed to preserving the confidentiality, integrity and availability of University information resources. Our responsibility is in securing the information of students, faculty and staff. Whether data is on your workstation, phone or tablet - the ASU community, and each of us in it, plays an important role in securely storing, sharing, and protecting electronic information. The course includes necessary information on how to protect both personal and ASU information, back up files, maintain your operating system, respond to incidents, and encrypt laptops, desktops and mobile devices.
To access the course, please visit getprotected.asu.edu/Security_Training.
The course will take about 22 minutes to complete. It includes a presentation and a quiz. For those of you familiar with this material, you can go directly to the quiz. You must answer 12 of 15 quiz questions correctly to earn credit for the course and you may re-take the quiz if necessary. For questions or comments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workplace Behavior Training
Click here for Training: training.workplaceanswers.com/pwh/arsu.
This program is designed to increase awareness of ASU’s policies regarding anti-harassment, non-discrimination and non-retaliation. The program is also intended to educate the university community about what constitutes appropriate behavior, and how to properly report concerns about inappropriate behavior. This training, which was developed by the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) and the Office of General Counsel, is mandatory for all student workers in all academic and administrative units.
- The training does not need to be completed in a single session. The total time needed is about one hour, depending on your pace.
- If you need to stop the training session before you finish, bookmark the web page and return at a more convenient time.
- You must score 80% or better on the required quiz at the end of the session to receive a certification of completion. You can retake the quiz if you do not receive a score of at least 80%.
- Your dean or director will be able to track your completion of the training via dashboard and routine reports that will be available for University administrators.
- Student workers must complete this training within six months of their hire date.
- If you experience any technical difficulty with the training, please call 1-855-278-5080.
- Questions? Contact Janina.Kokins@asu.edu
Fire Prevention Training
Blackboard Courses under my.asu.edu.
Fire Safety & Prevention Annual Refresher Training
For Full-Time Jobs or ASU Career Link: Please contact ASU Career Services at 480-965-2350, E-mail: email@example.com
For Internships: Please contact ASU Career Services at 480-965-2350, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
For Part-Time Jobs: Please contact Student Employment at 480-965-5186, Email: email@example.com