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The Lookout | April 19, 2018

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LCC searches for student employees

LCC searches for student employees

Shelby Schueller
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Several departments on the LCC campus are currently looking for eager, willing-to-learn students to fill numerous student job postings.

According to James Woolcock, student employment coordinator, there are about 52 student positions currently available, most of which involve clerical work and/or providing customer service to other students.

“Over the course of an academic year, the college hires between 350 and 400 students to work in these positions, and they average between 20 and 25 hours (per week), give or take,” Woolcock said.

The college allows student employees up to 25 hours per week, but the actual amount of hours varies by position and need to be finalized between the student and hiring manager. The majority of jobs on campus are designed to be flexible and work around class schedules.

In order to work on campus, students must be enrolled in at least six credits (12 for international students) and have a minimum of 2.0 GPA, although sometimes exceptions can be made, Woolcock said.

Some positions currently available are for federal work study only, a type of federal financial aid that provides jobs for students in order to assist with educational expenses.

In the recent past, student wages were $8.15 an hour. Woolcock said the student wage will increase by 35 cents per hour effective Aug. 3, making the new wage $8.50.

According to Woolcock, many of the jobs available are at Main Campus, but there are also positions available at East Campus, West Campus, St. Johns Center and Livingston Center.

To apply, students may go online to www.lcc.edu/studentjoblink.

Woolcock said there will be a Student Job Fair early in fall semester to allow students to get more information and apply for LCC jobs. The date of that event has not been released.

Student Life, a department on main campus, is currently looking for two students to fill positions at 20 hours per week.

According to Renée VanDeventer, student organizations specialist and Student Life office manager, the positions consist of mostly clerical work, greeting customers, using Microsoft Word and answering phones and emails.

“I think anyplace you work on campus, be it Student Life or any other department, is really beneficial to students because you’re working and going to school at the same place, VanDeventer said. “It’s an easy transition.”

Woolcock emphasized the importance of using these jobs to network in order to build a career.

“As you meet and engage and work with people…you’re building these relationships and the key is what you do with these relationships over time,” he said.

Students can view all current job postings and apply at www.lcc.edu/studentjoblink. For further assistance, they can visit the Star Zone and speak to a customer relations specialist.

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