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Financial Aid: Student Employment

Student employment is an integral part of the university and of university life for many students. Student labor benefits the school in almost every academic and administrative department on campus. The student's employment can be related to his/her major and/or interests and work schedules can be arranged around the student's academic schedule.

Western Connecticut State University employs approximately 400 students during the academic year. The types of jobs available are as diverse as the students themselves. There is a complete list of jobs and their descriptions available for students to examine in the Office of Student Financial Services.

Students are paid biweekly with an hourly rate of pay contingent on the difficulty of the position and the experience of the student. The first paycheck is held back for two weeks, as required by the state.

There are two major funding sources for the student labor force at Western Connecticut State University:

  • The Federal College Work Study Program.
  • The Institutional Payroll.

The Federal College Work Study Program is a federally funded program based on financial need. Because the program is financially need based, work experience is not the qualifying factor. In order to work under the Federal College Work Study Program, a student must meet the conditions listed under the Pell Grant section previously discussed.

The dollar amount awarded under the College Work-Study Program to a student on his/her Award Letter, is not a guaranteed receivable. It is a fair estimate of what a student could earn.

College Work-Study is an allotment that students can earn if they have a job on campus. It is not money that is directly deferred on their bill, or automatically applied while they are working.

If a student does not put in the necessary hours or is released from employment for just cause, the money shown on the Award Letter will not be obtained.

The Institutional Payroll is not based on a students financial need in relation to qualifying under the federal programs. Students are employed under this program based on the needs of the department, the availability of funds, and the student's experience in specific areas.

All federal and state funds are subject to federal and state regulations and Western Connecticut State University will comply as mandated.

Federal Tax Information

Any funds received from scholarships, benefits, fellowships, WCSU or any other source that combined exceed the cost of tuition, fees, books, required equipment and supplies are considered taxable income. These include federal Pell Grants, but not federal loans. The borrower is required to report taxable awards to the IRS as income and therefore should keep a detailed record of all expenditures. Housing and food are considered nonexempt, so money spent on these items is subject to income tax.

 

 Job Opportunities

Please note that International Students on F1 or J1 Visa must obtain work permission prior to applying for on or off campus employment.  Please contact Katrina Lynne Clark in Financial Aid at clarkk@wcsu.edu for more information.

Last Updated: December 1, 2014

On Campus

*The following departments have notified Financial Aid and Student Employment of the following job opportunities. Please be aware that these positions may or may not be filled depending on the time that you apply. 

 

 

AccessAbility Services

Job Description: Note takers are needed for the following courses:

Course Days Times
MAT 118-03 MW 12:15pm-1:30pm
PS 102-05 TR 12:15pm-1:30pm
JLA 400-01 MW 12:15pm-1:30pm
MAT 118-72 T 5:25pm-8pm
PSY 204-01 TR 10:30am-12:05pm
BIO 105-08 W 8:25am-11:15am
WRT 101-14 TR 1:40pm-2:55pm
PS 102-02 MW 10:50am-12:05pm
ECO 100-72 T 5:25pm-8pm
MGT 250-71 M 5:25pm-8pm
MIS 260-01 MW 7:15am-8:30am
PSY 201-02 T 10:50am-1:30pm
MAT 100-08 MW 3:05pm-4:20pm
CHE 102-05 MW 9:25am-10:40am
CHE 102-05 W 12:14pm-2:05pm
MIS 260-08 TR 10:50am-12:05pm
PS 104-06 MW 3:05pm-4:20pm
MAT 170-03 MW 1:40pm-2:55pm
PSY 206-71 M 5:25pm-8pm

This position is generally 2.5 hours/week, at $8.70/hr

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Note Taker must attend all classes
  • Must take clear, comprehensive notes
  • Email notes to AccessAbility Services within 24 hours after each class.

Contact: Peggy Day daym@wcsu.edu

 

 

Art Department (Work Study)

Job Description: Art Room Monitors (2-3)

The Art Department is seeking students to act as art room monitors (Design Room, Painting Room, Sculpture Room) for open classroom hours (late afternoons, evenings, and Fridays).  Duties include opening and closing of classroom, monitoring of facilities, equipment, and student usage.  Minor clean up of facilities at the end of daily sessions will be expected.

Students are needed Monday-Thursday from 6pm-9pm, and Fridays 11am-5pm.  Schedules can be flexible depending on how many students apply.

Desired Qualifications: Student applicants must have Work-Study.  Art students are preferred, but not required.

Contact: Catherine Vanaria, VPA 150D, 203-837-3919, vanariac@wcsu.edu

 

 

Athletics (Work Study)

Job Description: A Work-Study student will assist staff Athletic Trainers in daily duties as needed in intercollegiate sports.  Duties may include preparation of practice/game venue in pre-game, game, and post-game settings.  This may also include interaction with visiting team assistance as delegated by staff Athletic Training personnel.

$8.70-$10.00/hr, 20 hours/week

Desired Qualifications: knowledge of sport requirements, ability in lifting/carrying some weighted equipment, and flexibility/availability in scheduling including weekend contests.

Contact: Mark Allen, MS, ATC at allenm@wcsu.edu, or call 203-837-9016.

 

 

Career Development Center (Work Study)

Job Description: Students will be involved in daily operation of the Career Development Center (CDC), which is located on the Midtown Campus in the Student Center, room 207.  Office hours are M-F 8:30am-4:30pm.

Duties include: answering phones, handling job listings; assisting students and employers, providing information on services; office work including filing, typing, photocopying, and mailings.  Will assist with promotion of CDC services and activities.

Desired Qualifications: Student must have good communication skills and be detail oriented.  Computer skills are a plus.

If interested: Please complete the student worker application available in the Career Development Center, SC 207.  Students should provide a resume or list of previous work experience, along with their scheudle of availability.

Contact: Maureen Gernert, Director P:203-837-8266  gernertm@wcsu.edu

Myrna Flaccavento, Administrative Assistant P: 203-837-8263

 

 

Communication and Media Arts

Job Description: The department is looking for an Office Assistant and Media Production Assistant

$8.70-$9.50/hr, depending on experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowlege of video production techniques and post-production/editing

  • Prerequisite- COM 146: Basic Video Production, or comparable experience

  • Work-Study students preferred

Contact: Dr. JC Barone 203-837-3233

 

 

Ellsworth Avenue Elementary School (Work Study)

1.  Job Description: Office Clerk

8:30am-3:30pm; Hours are flexible and revolving around student's class schedule

Desired Qualifications: Good communication skills, ability to sort and file, attention to detail, student must have work study

2.  Job Description: Classroom Teacher Assistants to use copier, grading papers, sorting and filing, putting up bulletin boards

8am-4pm; Hours are flexible and revolving around student's class schedule

Desired Qualifications: Cooperate well with faculty/staff, follow directions, attention to detail, student must have work study

 

3.  Job Description: Nurse's Assistant

8:30am-3:30pm; Hours are flexible and revolving around student's class schedule

Desired Qualifications: Nursing student a plus, but not necessary; ability to sort, file, and assist nurse in various duties, student must have work study

All positions will be paid $12.00/hr

If interested in any of these positions at Ellsworth Ave. Elementary, contact Jan Edwards at edwarj@danbury.k12.ct.us

 

 

Health Service (Work Study preferred)

Job Description: The student worker will provide office support including: filing, answering phones, making medical appointments, assisting with faxing, copying, health fair set-up, delivering memos to other departments on campus, etc.  Students will assist with restocking the waiting room and exam rooms with educational materials and supplies, respectively.  Student will report to the Medical Director.

$8.70-$10.00/hr, up to 20 hours/week, 8am-10am

Desired Qualifications:

-Availability to work mornings

-Customer service experience

-Previous filing and/or office experience

-Ability to work independently on assigned tasks

-Attention to confidentiality required

-Communication and computer skills

Contact: Please provide list of prior work experience with references to Dawn Lipke in Health Service at 203-837-8593.  Or call the department at 203-837-8594.

 

 

Mathematics Department

Job Description: Teacher's Aide

Individuals will tutor students with MAT 100/100P, assist instructors, and monitor the Math Emporium Lab.  The majority of the work will be tutoring.

Job hours are Monday from 5:25pm-7:55pm, and Tuesday/Thursday from 10:50am-12:05pm.

$12.00/hr

Desired Qualifications include a strong mathematics background or other indicated mastery of algebra skills.  Students will also be required to master the MyMathLab software.

Contact: Dr. Hayes at hayess@wcsu.edu or Mr. Grant at granttt@wcsu.edu

 

 

 

 

Media Services

Job Description: Media Services is seeking freelance Event Support Assistants to work on an as-needed basis providing media support for events on campus.  Support includes:

  • Setting up/breaking down media equipment (LCD projectors, laptops, screens, microphones, etc.)

  • Assisting clients with the use of such equipment, including troubleshooting

  • Videotaping events (lectures, music performances, theater performances, sports, etc.)

  • Video Editing

No experience necessary.  Hours vary, including nights and weekends.

Desired Qualifications: Interest in video production

Contact: requestmediaservices@wcsu.edu

 

 

PAM/Weather Center (Work Study)

Job Description: Practice your skill forecasting the weather with real world clients, and get experience that will put you ahead of your peers when seeking your first job upon graduation.

Hours are from 12-7pm.  Shifts are typically three hours long.

$8.70/hr

Desired Qualifications: Student should be awarded Work Study as part of their financial aid package.  Meteorology/Physics major, minor preferred,  Others considered.

Contact: Gary Lessor lessorg@wcsu.edu

 

 

University Publications & Design (Work Study)

 University Publications & Design is looking for a Student Production Assistant. Typical duties would include copying classroom materials (syllabi, handouts, worksheets, etc.), cutting, binding and mounting oversized prints to foam board. An interest in art or graphic design is a plus, but not required. Applicants must be responsible, possess great attention to detail, and must also be able to multitask.

  •  12-18 hours per week

  • Applicants must have been awarded work-study funds for 2014-15.

Contact Liis Simon at simonli@wcsu.edu with a statement of interest about the position.

 

 

Department of Theatre Arts (Work Study)

Three Work-Study Positions are Available:

1.  Administrative Assistants 

  • Must have organizational skills, and ability to carry out general office responsibilities such as photocopying

  • Ability to work in Microsoft Office applications such as Word processing and Excel

  • Good communication skills for interfacing with faculty, students, and the public

2.  Technical Theatre Shop Assistants

  •  Must have organizational skills and ability to work independently

  • Any knowledge of tools and construction techniques is desired. 

  • Applicant must be available in the afternoons for work.

3.  Costume Shop Assistants

  •  Must have organizational skills and ability to work independently

  • Any type of sewing and/or craft skills are useful.

  •  Applicant must be available in the afternoons for work.

 

Interested students should contact Pam McDaniel at mcdanielp@wcsu.edu, or by phone at 203-837-8422.

 

 

Westconnect Office/Locksmith (Work Study)

Job Description: The department is looking for a work-study student to assist the locksmith.  Training will be provided.

$10.00/hour, up to 20 hours/week

Desired Qualifications: Student applicants must be awarded work-study.  The department is looking for someone who is mechanically inclined, highly motivated, and reliable. 

Contact: If interested, contact Mike Ercoli at ercolim@wcsu.edu.

 

  Western at Waterbury

Fall 2014              Founders Hall  Western at Waterbury Computer Lab Assistant Needed

M, T, W 3-8PM

Ideal candidate is reliable, responsible, a self-starter, is familiar with computer technology & WCSU applications and enjoys teaching new users.

Training will be provided by IT&I staff.

Please email your resume to langellottic@wcsu.edu

 

 

 

Off Campus Job Opportunities

*If you are interested in any of the following positions please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment to ensure your eligibility before contacting the Agency

 Off Campus Employment Opportunities are available only during the Fall and Spring Semesters.  Please check during the month of August for employment opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

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