Finding a Campus Job
---by Treena Shapiro (Ka
Leo Staff Writer)
Students searching for
employment this semester should visit the Student Employment and
Cooperative Education Office in Student Services Center 113 or Career
Services in SSC 212. Although the hiring moratorium on university
employment has been extended indefinitely, only selected university
positions are affected.
All UH Manoa student
assistant positions are listed at the SECE office. In addition, SECE
can refer students to federal work study and off-campus positions,
internship possibilities and pre-professional opportunities.
SECE programs are designed to
help students enhance their education by gaining valuable work
experience in their chosen fields. In addition to job referrals, the
SECE office offers job readiness counseling/training, advocacy in
dealing with employers and grievance intake and investigaerrals for
these positions can be obtained from the SECE office after filling out
To be eligible for SECE
services undergraduate students must carry at least six credits at any
UH system campus. Graduate students must carry at least four credits,
1 credit 800 level or 1 credit 700 level with verification from the
Graduate Division. All students must also be eligible to work in the
United States. There are additional requirements for each program.
Interested students can look
at the SSC job boards or visit the SECE website at http://sece.hawaii.edu/.
Referrals for these positions can be obtained from the SECE office
after filling out an application.
Career Services is another
good resource for current students and alumni. The CS Library offers
many career-related materials including listings of job vacancies and
CS also provides an Employer
Recruitment Program, which includes on-campus interviews and events by
local, mainland and overseas employers and graduate schools.
Recruitment schedules are posted weekly in the CS Library, on the Web
and at campus departments.
Also posted is the schedule
for upcoming workshops designed to help students learn about and
improve important job hunting skills.
Individual conferences with
career counselors are also available by appointment. The counselors can
provide assistance in many career-related areas including the review of
job-related documents such as resumes and cover letters. Practice
interviews with counselors can also be arranged.