Why students work
Students choose to work primarily to decrease student loans, to pay their personal
bills and to have additional spending money. Career Services is a wonderful resource
for students who are seeking part-time employment.
As important as it may be to find a job while going to school, students typically
wait until the last possible minute to find a job. As a result, they feel frantic
and worried about finding a job that works with their class schedule.
What you should know
Be familiar with the attributes employers seek during the application/interview process.
These might include, but are not limited to:
- Clear communication
- Goal oriented
- Positive attitude
- Professional time & attendance
- Appropriate attire (neat & clean appearance)
- Follow up
Part-Time Job-Seeking Strategies
- Search for jobs on Handshake, our online job database.
- Find out where your friends work. If they like and recommend their work, they can
probably help you get your foot in the door.
- Ask to speak to the manager when you turn in an application. Introducing yourself
will always leave a good impression.
- Be on time for your interview. It is best to be early.
- Bring a resumé. If you take the job seriously, they will take you seriously.
- Be professional in appearance. Wear neat and clean attire.
- Clearly communicate why you should be considered for the job.
- Convey excitement and a positive attitude about the position.
- Let them know what you have gained and learned from past work experience if you have
- FOLLOW UP!!! Always call and follow up with the manager, or whoever you interview
with. Do not expect them to get back to you, you may have to call several times in
order to receive their decision. Most of the time persistence pays.
Personal Appointment – There are several professionals who would to love to assist you in your part-time
job search. You can come by the office in McLemore Hall, Room 125, or call 601.266.4153
to set up an appointment.