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Finding Work-Study Jobs

Updated: Nov 27, 2023

At Empowered By Vee, we empathize with the financial challenges that often accompany the pursuit of education. In this article, we are going to tell you all about the best tips for finding work-study. First, let’s define it, shall we? Work- Study according to FAFSA, is a part-time job for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. 

From gaining real-life experience in the workforce to having an opportunity to earn money while being a student, work-study jobs can be vital. Work-study can also lead to invaluable connections and expand your network. 

So if you are currently attending university here are some of the best ways to find a job!

  • University Job 

This might seem relatively straightforward, but sometimes these can be not as well advertised or easily discoverable. So reach out to fellow students or academic services to inquire about your university’s hub of all things job-related.

  • Professors

While unconventional, your professors can be a great source to ask about research they might need an assistant for as well as knowledge about positions on your campus, 

 or about potential employers in the area. They may also be able to provide advice on how to stand out in the job market or connect you with potential mentors.

  •  University Centers

Sometimes going to directly inquire about hiring is a great way to show enthusiasm and find out what you need to know. Go to places such as your university library, bookstore, admissions center, or academic service offices to see if there are positions for students available.

  • Students

Ask your friends, colleagues, and flatmates about their jobs. For example, if they are tutoring for a subject, ask them how they got that position and if they might be looking for other tutors. Ask the Resident Advisor or Community Advisor of your accommodation about their job. If you are in your first year or keep in touch with orientation leaders and representatives talk to them about the positions they have. This is a great way to also able to know more details about these jobs such as time commitment, flexibility, actual day-to-day responsibilities and so much more,

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