Persistance pays when searching for job



    Finding a job on campus may seem difficult, but by knowing the process and being persistent, obtaining employment may be easier.

    Student Employment Services, on the bottom floor of the Abraham O. Smoot Administration Building, is the place to look for an on-campus job. Because there are so many jobs at the beginning of the semester, a numbering system is used to maintain order and fairness.

    Penny Morrell, manager of student employment, said that although students do not need a number to get a job, it does help.

    There is a session every morning, which will last until the quantity of students looking for jobs is low enough that the number can be handled in the SES office. A number is required to attend this session and can be obtained by calling SES.

    Those without numbers can go to SES later in the day to be interviewed, Morrell said.

    Here are some important things to remember that make finding a job easier:

    — A resume is important for positions such as a secretary or research assistant.

    — Secretarial or clerical positions require an office skills evaluation, offered at SES.

    — Once you are offered a job, you will need your social security card, passport or certified birth certificate to complete an I-9 form. International students should bring their passports and completed I-20 and I-94 forms.

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