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work study [Aug. 16th, 2006|12:22 am]
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Anyone want to suggest "cool" work study jobs that a freshmen can do? Or all the jobs "not cool", thus the asking of this question ridiculous?

[User Picture]From: pisceschic
2006-08-16 12:26 pm (UTC)
for my work study i volunteer at Lehigh Valley Childcare, a daycare right across the street from Zoellner. i got it through the community service office and you can also tutor kids in southside and stuff like that through them. i love my work study job because i've always liked working with kids (and it also pays more than regular work study jobs because it's off-campus). but anyways, if you're looking for a work-study job that's not very typical, check what's available through the community service office in ulrich
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[User Picture]From: ebonaskavi
2006-08-16 01:37 pm (UTC)
most of the work study jobs are exactly what they say--you can work and study at the same time. a lot of them are desk jobs at the gym--making sure people swipe their card, at zoellner box office selling tickets, library checking books out, "lifeguarding" at the pool during free swim hours. these are the lower paying jobs, and also the ones that will give you the ability to do your homework while doing them.

there are others (like the community service related ones, or working in the costume shop or backstage zoellner) that actually involve you having to work. These pay more, and are also generally a better resumee filler.

I've worked both in the Lehigh costume shop and in backstage zoellner. The costume shop does require basic sewing skills (i took a class my first year) but backstage zoellner does not. It's actually really fun, you get to learn about hanging lights and work backstage for the professional shows that come through and meet a lot of really interesting people.
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[User Picture]From: drowles04
2006-08-16 02:54 pm (UTC)
Working for your department can give you experience in your field of study. I am a lab assistant for Dr. Kuchka in the Biology department. In some ways work has given me more of an education than lab classes.
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[User Picture]From: grace032986
2006-08-16 07:26 pm (UTC)
work in your department if you know what your major will be. It gives you the best access to professors and usually you get a fair amount of time to study which is nice.
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[User Picture]From: xia_
2006-08-19 12:12 pm (UTC)
post office = EASY and lots of time to do homework (afternoon shift) all you do it literally sit around and every once in a while give kids their packages
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