The Campus Job Scene
One of the many ways you can get involved on campus is through a campus job. While internships and extracurriculars are important things to do during college, holding a job on campus throughout one’s four years is equally valuable. From research to tutoring to office jobs, the opportunities are endless at USC. There are a few types of campus jobs that I can think of off the top of my head:
- Research Assistant
- Tour Guide/Campus Ambassador
- Teaching Assistant
- Office Jobs
- Bookstore Employee
Although many students are concerned that they may not be able to find a campus job without having a work study in their financial aid package, there are many, many more jobs available on campus aside from those that require a work study. For example, working as a tutor or a teaching assistant for a class you have previously taken is often a job opportunity that students overlook. If you have done exceptionally well in a particular class and have also made an effort to build a relationship with the professor, I would recommend looking into becoming a tutor for that class the following semester. Additionally, working as a campus Tour Guide has always interested me—especially at a school like USC. If you love talking to prospective students and parents about your school, what Trojan wouldn’t want the chance to brag about USC and get paid to do so?!
Work study required jobs are also plentiful. Many of the high-demand campus jobs (library desk assistants, campus office jobs, etc.) are open only to work study-qualified students. This allows all students with a work study the chance to find a job—although it does require effort on the student’s part the secure such a job. Every year, USC holds a campus job fair on the Friday before the first week of the semester. The majority of campus offices looking to hire attend the fair—I definitely encourage students to attend this job fair if they are job hunting. For more information about work study policies and guidelines, visit the USC Financial Aid site here!