Tips for students looking for work
Is your student looking for a job to help pay for college? The Student Employment Center keeps an online database of job opportunities both on-campus and in the community. The center typically sees more job postings after Sept. 1, so keep checking back.
Advice from Student Employment Center Manager Barbara Luton: Donít wait until winter quarter to start looking for work.
Many students plan to take a quarter to get used to college before adding work to their schedules. But many more jobs are available during fall quarter.
Studies show that students who work less than 20 hours a week do better academically that students who donít work at all. And, donít be shy about looking for work off campus in the Bellingham and Whatcom county community. Many off-campus jobs pay better than on campus work and may offer unique opportunities to pursue academic or career goals and form strong relationships in the community.