How to Find a Job
As an incoming student with a student employment award as part of your financial aid, you have two options on how to find a job:
- Find Your Own Job
This option allows you to complete a traditional job search. You can view job postings online and apply for jobs that interest you.
Remember to complete a Notification of Hiring (NOH) form after securing a job.
- Be Placed in a Position
This option allows you to be placed in a position without completing a traditional job search. You should only complete the job placement form if you do not want to apply for other positions. There are a limited number of placement positions available, and these positions will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
- View Available Positions
- All open positions are posted on the CSB/SJU Student Employment Jobs website at: https://apps.csbsju.edu/sejobs/.
- Select 2022-23 Academic Year.
- Click on the job title to view a full job description.
- The jobs website is updated frequently, so check back often for more postings. Jobs are posted by date so you can see which positions are new.
- Apply for Positions
- Follow the link or directions at the bottom of the job description to apply. Most positions have an online application.
- Apply to more than just a couple of departments. Jobs are competitive and it is important for you to be proactive in your job search. Some departments may have as many as 25-30 applicants for one position.
- Check new job postings regularly, and continue to apply for more positions until you have secured a position.
- Proofread your application before submitting; this is your first impression to supervisors.
- Keep track of which jobs you applied for and when - it will make it easier to follow up.
- Follow Up
- After you have applied to a position, follow up with the supervisor within one to two weeks to check the status of your application.
- In the summer most supervisors complete telephone interviews with applicants.
- Be prepared for a successful interview:
- Be ready to talk about your abilities, skills and interests that make you a good match for the job
- Think about questions you would like to ask the interviewer
- During the interview, be yourself. Answer questions directly and honestly.
- After the interview, send a thank you letter to the interviewer.
- If you don't hear from the interviewer within the stated timeline, call and ask for an update on the process.
- Accept Position
- Once you are offered a job, let the supervisor know if you will accept or decline the job.
- After accepting a position, complete the online Notification of Hiring Form (NOH). You will need to know your supervisors email address to complete the NOH.
- Complete Job Placement Form
- Fill out the Job Placement Form.
- Filling out this form is a contract to work in your placed position for at least one semester. You should only complete the job placement form if you do not want to apply for other positions.
- There are a limited number of positions available, and these positions will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
- Receive Email from Student Employment Office
- About a week after completing the job placement form, you will receive an email from the Student Employment Office with information about where you were placed and your supervisor's contact information.