Posts Tagged ‘work’

Work Study

Monday, May 28th, 2018

If you are eligible for work study, I would highly recommend looking into an on campus job. There are a lot of opportunities for students to earn some extra cash at a job that respects your busy schedule as a student. I have been doing work study for one semester now as a student web developer in the college’s IT department and it has been an awesome experience. I worked 10 hours a week last semester and will work 15 hours a week next year. As a college student, you can plan out your class schedule to fit your needs and you can typically make your work schedule the same way. For example, next year I will have three classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and then I will work on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Work study jobs allow you to still be a student first, but you get to make some extra money for school too! Here is a link with more information about on campus jobs: https://www.csshrjobs.com

S-STEM Scholarship Program

Monday, May 28th, 2018

There is a great opportunity for St. Scholastica students who are thinking about pursuing a STEM major. St. Scholastica offers a scholarship program called the S-STEM Scholarship that gives CSS students an additional $6,500 per year. It is more than just a scholarship, however. If you apply for and receive this scholarship, you will have access to a ton of different resources to help build your resume and help prepare you for life after college working in the STEM field. Some of the opportunities you will have access to include job fairs, seminars, workshops, employer visits, research, grad school visits, and career counseling. I have been a part of this program for the past year and it has been a great experience. I will be continuing with the program until I graduate! Typically, the program only accepts second year students and up, but this past year, they accepted freshmen students for the first time so I think it is definitely something to look into. The majors that qualify for the program are Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems/Computer Science and Mathematics (except for clinical fields such as pre-med). If you are interested in more information about this scholarship, here is the link on the CSS website: http://www.css.edu/academics/s-stem-scholarship-program.html

Saints Baseball via Internet

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

As a Saints baseball alumnus I consistently try to catch as many games as possible. However, with school, internships, and “away” games it has been difficult at times. Thankfully, the sports information department does a fantastic job at providing live stats and occasionally live video of the games. I know they also do this with other CSS sports and events, which makes it really convenient for families, friends, and supporters of our programs to tune in to all of the action. Be sure to checkout the CSS athletic home page to find the sporting events you are interested in attending or pulling up live feed on your phone or computer!

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Working at Scholastica

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

I am one of the lucky students to be able to work on campus at St. Scholastica. I actually have four jobs on campus, some requiring more time than others. The first job I got on campus was last fall when I became a game management person. For that job, I do tasks that involve for the smooth operations of a sports game. My second job was becoming a writer for our campus newspaper The Cable. Although I do not make much, it is so fun to go out and listen to what people have to say and write about it! My third job is housekeeping. For that, I clean the Benedictine commons and surrounding areas three times a week. This is hard work, but it pays for my car payments. My fourth and final current job is writing this blog post. Out of all these, I think writing blogs is my favorite because I can write about what I want, when I want. Definitely apply early and to many jobs because working on campus is amazing!

Student Employment

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

One of the great things about the College of St. Scholastica is the opportunities for student employment on campus. As I look back over the past 6.5 years of time I spent through undergrad and grad school, I’ve held six student employment jobs. These jobs were essential in providing me with the ability to pay for books, food, gas, rent, etc. The jobs I held include student blogger, teaching assistant, statistics tutor, game management personnel, team laundry, and assistant baseball coach. Other opportunities for students include storm’s/green view dining room workers, library assistants, Help Desk staff, BWC staff, intramural referee, grounds/maintenance, admissions representative, tour guides, etc. The possibilities are endless and you need only do a bit of searching and ask. Every college student enjoys a bit of extra cash flow coming in and there is really nothing quite as convenient as on-campus employment. Not to mention the hours are pretty good and the department/employer is always understanding of student obligations. Another perk is being able to put these jobs on your resume. Be sure to look into what you can do to earn money during your time as a student at St. Scholastica.