Students get help with job search
Western’s Student Employment Center keeps an online list of jobs available to students, updated every day with new postings.
Find it at: www.finaid.wwu.edu/studentjobs.
The jobs are divided into on-campus and off-campus locations. Some students seem reluctant to go off campus for work, said Caryn Regimbal, the center’s manager. But flexibility is probably more important than ever for students looking for jobs.
“Some employers highlight, ‘We’re on the bus line,’” to attract students who don’t have cars, Regimbal said.
She advises students to check the online job board frequently, because even now, new jobs become available every day. And more jobs seem to become available at the beginning of each quarter, she added.
Regimbal can also work with students to polish how they present themselves to prospective employers. And the Career Services Center can help students build their resumes and practice job interviews.
Even jobs that don’t sound like they’ll be stand-outs on a resume can help build strong skills that future employers are looking for, she said.
“As much experience students can gain as undergraduates, it’s going to help build up their resumes for when they graduate,” she said.