Employment opportunities for students at Salt Lake Community College are plentiful each semester. No matter what a student’s major is, there are almost always full or part-time positions available in many career paths. Not only can students be gainfully employed, but those occupying these positions are also beneficial to departments at the college.
There are several ways of looking for employment at SLCC. One of the best places to start looking for employment opportunities is the SLCC website. There, students can click on the Student Resources link located on the top of the page and then select the Employment menu option. Students will then see how many employment opportunities are available in each area of study.
Students can also click on the Employment link, located at the bottom of the SLCC website. The most important site for students to check out would be the Student Employment link. This link will have useful information about locations of the employment department at each SLCC campus, along with hours of operation, phone and fax numbers.
Not all departments get their student employees from these avenues, however, even though all students must still follow all Employment Department protocol.
“The Communication department is looking for students who are actually involved with classes in these areas of study,” explained Alison Arndt-Wild, coordinator of the Mass Communication Center.
In all cases students should check with the staff in their areas of study to find out where openings are available and who to contact. This upfront personal meeting is an important first step in getting a jump on the competition in being the first person in line to apply for a specific employment opportunity.
“I was actually approached by my teacher when the current job I have became open because the teacher could see that this would be an excellent opportunity for me to excel in my field,” explained student Emily Hills.
With the knowledge of what each department has to offer, students can begin their search, then pick from the available openings that meet personal interests and their schedule needs.
One of the benefits of having a job related to your field of study while still in school is the opportunity to gain specific knowledge and learn the terminology that is associated with a specific area of study. Upon graduation students will have an advantage on the competition due to the employment opportunities received at SLCC.
“The job opportunities I’ve already experienced over the last year and a half will greatly improve my chances of getting the job of my dreams after graduation,” said student Jamie Bird.
Although the pay is minimal, the knowledge learned about a student’s field of study is the most important part of student employment, not to mention the wonderful experiences shared by the people who head up each of these departments that employ students.
“I even changed my major after I became employed in the particular department I’m working now. I’m also being helped by staff members to create a permanent employment spot for me while I continue with my educational path in life,” said student Annessa Wilkin.