Students seeking employment this semester have an abundant amount of options to choose from with more to come as the school year progresses.
The Julia N. Visor Academic Center is currently looking for tutors in a variety of subjects. There is usually a high demand for tutors in the beginning of the semester and as more students come in for assistance in a certain subject. Students interested must have a 2.8 overall GPA and an A or B in the course they want to tutor.
The Office of Admissions is also looking for student Admissions Ambassadors.
“Students employed will facilitate tours to perspective students and they also work in the office doing clerical work and answering phones,” Theresa Wiese, program assistant for the Office of Admissions, said.
Admissions Ambassadors will greet and check-in guests as they arrive for tours and must be able to give said tours to large groups. Students interested should apply by the end of today.
Human Resources Officer Kira Shelton explained that most job offerings for the fall semester are usually from July to September and from November to December for the spring.
“Bigger departments have more openings such as University Housing Services, Bone Student Center and Campus Dining,” Shelton said.
“Smaller departments fill up positions rather quickly because they only have one or two positions and tend to be office jobs.”
Campus Recreation is one of the most popular jobs on campus, Shelton said. Their next hiring sessions will be held next month.
“We have two hiring sessions in Schroeder where we go over what we are looking for and then students can fill out an application online with a cover letter and resume,” said Mike Hosty, Member Services associate for Campus Recreation.
“It’s an active job assisting with people to work out and stay active.” Although ISU’s job website is the primary source for employment and applications, walk-ins are also a good idea.
“A lot of jobs do walk-in hires where they take [students’] resumes and work availability and find a position for them,” Shelton said.
“A lot of departments approve because it shows that someone is more interested in that specific position when they apply in person.”
Whether students choose to walk-in or apply online, any type of employment can teach responsibility, time management and other important skills.
Employment can be difficult to find at times but good timing and a positive attitude are key. For more information about current and upcoming job opportunities, visit www.jobs.ilstu.edu.