Student Employment and Career Services combine

Student Employment and Career Services will operate under one roof after the Student Employment Office moves from the TSC to the ground level of the University Inn on May 15.

The job posting board hanging in the Taggart Student Center outside the Student Employment Office was removed April 13 in preparation for the move, but students can still go online to view on-campus and off-campus employment opportunities, said Paula Johnson, Student Employment specialist.

“We are the only institution that had Student Employment in Financial Aid,” said Donna Crow, director of Career Services. “And the only reason we did that is for work-study.”

Crow proposed the move to Student Services in November and is calling the combination of Student Employment and Career Services a “one-stop shop” for students’ employment needs.

“All we are doing is bringing it all together full circle,” Crow said. “The most common response I hear from students is, ‘That makes sense.’”

The reason it makes sense, Crow said, is because services for employment during and after college are all in one place, and this creates a smooth transition for students as they prepare to graduate. Career Services can also help students get jobs while they’re in college by helping to perfect their resumes, she said.

“Sometimes I would see students because they would swing by here and say there was a graphic design job they applied to,” Crow said. “And when I asked about their past experience, they said they didn’t have any.”

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