What help is available if I need to find employment as a student?Career Services & Student Employment assists UVU students in preparing for, locating, and applying for student employment opportunities. Career counselors can also assist students with resumes, interviews, cover letters, applications, networking, professionalism, and more.
The UV Job Board offers the following on and off-campus part-time employment opportunities:
- Work Study (on-campus employment): Financed through federal financial aid, dependent on financial need, students apply through their FAFSA. Qualifying students may work on-campus but are paid through the federal government. Apply early to avoid waiting lists. For more information about work study visit the Financial Aid website.
- Student On-Campus Hourly Employment: Hourly student employment on-campus is paid by UVU departments. Apply early as these positions can be very competitive.
- Off-Campus Part-Time Jobs: Part-time positions within the local community.
Also look for Student Employment Recruiting Events on-campus:
- Part-Time Jobs Fairs
- On-Campus Interviews
- Recruiting Days (employer booths in the Hall of Flags and PE Concourse)
- Information Sessions
What is work study?http://uvu.edu/financialaid/aid/work.html
Federal and state funds provide opportunities for students to work part-time for a fixed hourly wage. The total amount a student may earn is determined on the basis of need. The funds are LIMITED and are generally awarded on a first-come first-served basis to students who demonstrate need. Work study jobs are not to exceed 20 hours per week. Community service work study jobs are available. Students are encouraged to immediately contact a Financial Aid Counselor when their work study notification is received. If no contact is made by the deadline or before funds run out, the work study opportunity could be re-assigned to another student.
When the Financial Aid Counselor is contacted, the student is given a work study referral that must be completed and turned into the Financial Aid office. Once the referral is completed, the student then searches for a position through student employment. The hiring party or campus department will submit the required electronic forms to hire the student. All forms must be received and processed before paid work can begin. (*this paragraph is from the financial aid page)
UVU offers many work study positions on-campus. All work study positions are posted on the UV Job Board. Students are not automatically applied for work study positions and must choose opportunities to apply for. Eligibility for work study funds does not guarantee a work study employment position.
Financial need is determined using a standard formula established by Congress, to evaluate the financial information reported on the FAFSA and to determine the expected family contribution (EFC). The fundamental elements in this standard formula are the student's income (and assets, if the student is independent), the parents' income and assets (if the student is dependent), the family's household size, and the number of family members (excluding parents) attending postsecondary institutions. The EFC is the sum of: (1) a percentage of net income (remaining income after subtracting allowances for basic living expenses) and (2) a percentage of net assets (assets remaining after subtracting an asset protection allowance). Different assessment rates and allowances are used for dependent students, independent students without dependents, and independent students with dependents. After filing a FAFSA, the student receives a Student Aid Report (SAR), or the institution receives an Institutional Student Institutional Student Information Report (ISIR), which provides the student's EFC.
Additional ServicesOnce you have chosen your major, CSSE career counselors can help you prepare, connect and engage in your future career. CSSE can help with the following:
- Job Search Resources
- Career Events (e.g. Fairs, On Campus Interviews, Information Sessions)
- Resumes, cover letters, applications
- Practice Interviews
- Career Advice
- What Can I Do With My Major?