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     Many students enjoy the benefits of working part-time while going to school. Working part-time is a great way to assist with paying for the cost to attend college. Part-time work also helps students to improve their time management and organizational skills, while they are gaining valuable work experience.

    It must be noted that it is important for students to maintain a balance between the at work hours and the number of credits taken in a given semester.

    Student Employment Brochure

    Many on-campus employers hire student help. The Student Employment Brochure provides information about some of those employers that typically hire a larger number of students.

    Job Board

    The Job Board provides information on part time job opportunities and acts as a central clearinghouse for student employment both on and off campus.

    Many students enjoy the benefits of working part-time while going to school. Working part-time is a great way to assist with paying for the cost to attend college. Part-time work also helps students to imprtove their time management and organizational skills, while there are gaining valuable work experience.

    It must be noted that it is important for students to maintain a balance between the at-work hours and the number of credits taken in a given semester.

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    Job Board Disclaimer

    By using this Job Board, you are agreeing to this disclaimer.


    The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Student Employment Service is an equal opportunity employer and will not sponsor or list openings that discriminate, practice deception, or violate federal and state employment statutes.

    Employers posting job openings on the Online Job Board are not affiliated with, nor endorsed by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Therefore, by accepting listings on the job board, the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse is in no manner sponsoring or endorsing any employer. The university acts solely as a referral service that is free of charge for both employers and job seekers and makes no claim or representation regarding the validity of positions posted with our office. UW-La Crosse is not responsible for the wages, safety, or working conditions of any employment. Therefore, we ask all students to use “due diligence” before accepting any employment. Also be aware that wages that are based partially or fully on sales or commissions are not guaranteed. All hiring and compensation for work performed by student employees is handled directly between the student and the employer. The Student Employment Office does not perform background checks on students nor on employers. Therefore, employers and students are encouraged to request reference information from each other. If you have any questions regarding this disclaimer, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

    Federal Work Study

    The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with significant financial need, allowing them to earn money to assist with their educational expenses. A student must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine eligibility for the FWS program. To qualify for the program, students must meet specific financial aid requirements. If the student qualifies for the program, a Work-Study allocation will be part of his/her financial aid award proposal, along with information on a placement.

    Many on-campus positions are filled by Federal Work-Study students. Off-campus Community Service Work-Study opportunities are also available. These opportunities must be certified as public service and/or private non-profit organizations working for the greater good of the community. Again, students must meet specific financial aid requirements in order to qualify.
       
    Positions, both on- and off-campus, are limited to 20 hours per week and are paid at least the current federal minimum wage.

    Non-work study student help

    All UW-L students enrolled for official university credit toward a degree or certification program are eligible to apply for on-campus student help positions.

    Odd Job List

    Students can add their name and contact information to lists for child care, lawn and snow removal or odd jobs. Prospective employers use the list to contact students when they have work available.

    Sign-up for the Odd Job List.

    Job fairs
     Part-Time Job Fair, Wednesday, September 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Valhalla, Cartwright Center.
      
     Part-Time Job & Summer Camp Fair

    Job Fairs are held twice a year to help students find employment. The fall Job Fair focuses on helping students find employment during the school year. The spring Job Fair focuses on summer employment.

    Looking for part-time, seasonal, or summer camp employment? Summer camp employers from throughout the United States who are seeking summer employees, plus both on and off campus employers looking for part-time employees will be recruiting with job opportunities.

    International Student Employment

    International students may be eligible for part time employment while they are enrolled. To determine eligibility contact the UW-La Crosse Human Resources Office located in Room 144 Graff Main Hall.

    Conducting a Safe Job Search

    The Student Employment Office (SEO) is committed to posting positions of interest to UW-L students. The UW-L SEO resources are provided free of charge to employers and to student job seekers. All hiring and compensation for work performed by student employees is handled directly between the student and the employer. The SEO does not perform background checks on students applying for jobs, or on employers posting job opportunities. Employers and students are encouraged to request reference information from each other as needed to establish qualifications, credentials and overall fit between the employer and the student applicant.

    All job listings are posted at the discretion of the SEO. We will not post jobs that appear to discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, disabled or Vietnam Era veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or gender. The SEO will not post jobs that require purchase of a product(s), a financial investment to be employed, or positions that are strictly commission-based. All posted positions are required to have an hourly wage or posted salary.

    The UW-L SEO provides a referral service and makes no particular recommendations regarding employers. We make no representations or guarantees about positions posted by this office. We are not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of off-campus employment. Both students and employers are encouraged to provide feedback to the SEO regarding their employment experience through using the listing service.

    Watch for these types of employment/internet scams:
     
    * Money Transfers. Be wary of any individual or business who asks you to cash checks and then purchase money orders and send to another location. The job may be disguised as a childcare position (or other "normal" posting) initially. Once you contact the employer, they may then ask you to accept some financial correspondence until they arrive in town for you to do the original job.

    * Work-At-Home. If an opportunity sounds too good to be true, be cautious.

    * Business Opportunity Fraud. "Make thousands!" "Great Opportunity!" Again, if these positions were so great wouldn't everyone be doing it? Many of these positions may ask you to purchase items to re-sell. Read the fine print. Are you able to return the merchandise for a full refund if you don't sell it? Can you get your initial investment back if you decide to not continue with the "opportunity?" Are they asking a parent or "adult" to co-sign with you?

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