Student Employment Opportunities!

Different kinds of jobs on campus and how to find more

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Student Employment Opportunities!

Visit the Student Jobs section of The Cougar's Byte for information on the different Kean departments that are hiring students.

Brandon Gervais, Editor

Starting a new year at Kean is a chance for new opportunities and experiences. Kean University offers its students with multiple different versions of involvement such as student employment. Student employment at Kean gives students a chance to gain valuable experience and prepare them for professional environments. Students are able to work alongside their peers as well as professional staff. Depending on the position and department, there are opportunities for students to move up in their department and take on leadership roles.

Student employment is one of the key levels of student involvement. It is shown that students who remain involved and engaged in activities at their schools, are more likely to feel connected to the campus community and have a more enjoyable college experience. 

Most Kean academic department offices hire student employees to work their desks and carry out their day-to-day tasks within the office. Many work through the work study program that is offered in the financial aid package. To find out about eligibility, check FASFA. For more information, visit the Federal Work-Study Program website. When one works through work study, they will offer available jobs that are good fits. These jobs can range from office work to research assisting.

The Miron Student Center (MSC) is a key campus location. Within it there are a multitude of campus resources ranging from food to computer labs and a game room in between. The student center is the home of The Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct, Graduate and Part-time Student Council, The Center for Leadership and Service, The Involvement Center, The Cougar's Byte and Student Government. As a student employee of the Miron Student Center, students can expect to be given many skill sets and become very involved in Kean events and activities.

The Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) is a campus resource that promotes student involvement and volunteering. The student staff goal of the Center for Leadership and Service is to promote personal growth and train student staff in preparation for them to have success in their careers. CLS gives its students workers opportunities and helps them in making connections on campus. The priority is to teach and prepare student employees to have the key workforce skills they will need as well as creating well-rounded, aware and involved students at Kean.

Residential Student Services (RSS) is responsible for the functioning of the Kean residence halls. RSS offers jobs in working at the services utilized by the resident students. Residential Student Services student staff may assist in the planning and functionality of RSS events and activities as well as maintain the environment and functionality of the residence halls.

The listed and described offices are only a few of the many that offer student employment opportunities. When searching for other places, it could help to check the news section of Cougar Link. In this section offices and groups release information such as upcoming events, student council announcements and hiring opportunities.

The Cougar's Byte has a specific section dedicated to the open positions on campus, located at the bottom of the home page. The student jobs section has brief information about each of the departments and offices that are searching for student hires as well as summarizing the list of responsibilities and possible required skills.

Being involved by having a job on campus makes students more aware of what is going on at their school and more likely to be active on campus.

about the author

Brandon Gervais, Editor

Brandon Gervais is a junior English education double major. Brandon works as an Editor for The Cougar’s Byte and originally joined the staff as a Staff Writer in November 2017. He is a part of the Leadership Institute as a Gold leader and has worked as a New Student Orientation Leader. In his free time, he is a performer for a world class independent competitive color guard team and coaches the Union High School Color Guard.