BY SUZANNE JAYE ALDRIDGE
Being broke is a pretty common thing for most college students.
And who has time to work while keeping up with school assignments and having a social life? Well, it’s possible. Some college students looking for a job have found working on-campus to be an easier transition to the work place than searching elsewhere.
Finding the right job can be difficult, but here are a few on-campus jobs at Salisbury University to consider:
1. Cool Beans
Hours per week: 15-20 hours maximum
Amount paid per hour: Starts at $8.25 and goes up 25 cents each semester employed.
Catherine Raley, an SU student and Student Manager at Cool Beans, says that her favorite part of the job is interacting with the customers and meeting new people every day as well as seeing the regulars.
Cool Beans typically hires at the beginning and end of each semester, however Raley suggests inquiring for a position anytime if interested.
2. SU Tour Guide
Title: University Admissions Host
Tour given per week: Varies
Amount paid per hour: $8.25 per hour
Allison Wells, an SU freshman, says her favorite part of the job is being able to meet all the new students and play a role in their decision to come to the school.
The application process involves applying, going through an interview process, an in class training program and shadowing and being shadowed by a current tour guide. Interested students should contact the Admissions Office for more information.
3. Honors House
Title: Student Worker of the Bellavance Honors House
Hours Per Week: 10 hours maximum
Amount paid per hour: $10 per hour
Lauren Nicole DeLong, an SU freshman who works in the Honors House, says her favorite part of the job is being the editor of the Saunterer, the Honors Program Newsletter. She enjoys being able to advertise the Honors Program, because she really enjoys it and thinks other people should look into the Honors Program, especially incoming freshman.
The Honors House does not have a hiring period or an application process, but the job is offered to someone who seems involved in both the honors student events and who also wrote for the Saunterer, DeLong said.
Title: Dining Services Assistant
Hours per week: 25 hours maximum
Amount paid per hour: $8.25, increases 10 cents every semester employed
Kylie Bales, a freshman at SU, says her favorite part of the job is getting to see the behind the scenes of Commons.
Bales recommends applying at the beginning of each semester.
5. Resident Assistant
Title: Resident Assistant (RA)
Hours per week: Varies per building
Payment: Equivalent to room and board
Leah Bernstein, an RA in Manokin Hall, loves everything about her job.
“The really big thing that I love is knowing that I’m there for people, if they need me,” she said.
While the application process for the 2016-2017 school year has passed, the process will start again at the end of the 2016 fall semester.
Scheduling an appointment with a Career Services Counselor can be a good step towards finding a job on-campus. Appointments can be made through GullNet, or by calling Career Services at 410-543-6075.