Welcome to the bimonthly Q & A Edgewood College Student Experience Blogs: Twice a month we post a question, and current Edgewood College students answer the question based on their own experience as an EC student. Feel free to add your own two cents by posting response comments. Enjoy. (don’t forget to check out the EC MySpace page as well)
A: The benefits of a work study job depend on where you work. Each job on campus I would say has its perks. One thing they have in common is that they all work around your schedule. Plus they are a great way to pay for your tuition while you’re attending. All you have to do is pick a job, pick your hours and you’re ready to go. On site job training is fast and easy. Anything you pick you’ll enjoy and if you don’t you have many to choose from and can change it each semester.
A: First and foremost, it’s CLOSE and it’s well paid. Additionally, on campus employers are very understanding if you have an extenuating circumstance (like a big exam) and will let you change hours or switch with someone else. Also, it gives you a chance to meet other Edgewood students and learn how different types of institutional offices work. (I work in the Center for Global Education— the international student and study abroad offices.)
A: Ooh, there are definitely benefits to a work study job if you qualify. For my work study job, I was able to set it up that I can just work in between all of my classes. So instead of just waiting around in between classes I get in hours at work and am able to work just 1-3 hours at a time. And many campus jobs are flexible in hours and realize that schoolwork comes first and many allow students to do their homework at the job itself too.
A: Work study jobs have lots of advantages. Number one is that you meet people, either professors or other students. Another advantage is that you work with a department that you might have some hidden talent for—I work in the Regina Theatre and now I am considering going out for the next couple of plays or musicals because I found that I like being in the theatre. I also work in Wingra Café, which I like because I met a lot of people.
A: I haven’t had an on campus job yet, my first job will be staffing the softball and baseball games. On campus jobs though are beneficial to students because they can earn extra cash and not have to drive anywhere. Also you can schedule your hours around your school schedule or other schedules. One other thing is your pay is tax-exempt, which is a big plus sometimes.
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Major: Deciding (Possibly Communications)
A: It’s right here on campus… extra money!… meeting tons of students… meeting the staff of Edgewood… if you think you are interested in working in an area, it’s an easy way to find out. If you don’t like the job, you only have it for a semester.