Advantages of Student Employment
In today's competitive market, it is even more important for students to distinguish themselves from others in post-graduation job searches. Gaining real-world experience is important for students to develop the skills needed into today's workplace.
Student Employment on campus is beneficial because our supervisors understand students are students first. The majority of on campus supervisors allow flexibility around class schedules to accommodate their academic studies. This assists the student in focusing on their academic success while obtaining real world experience.
Below are some specific benefits of Student Employment.
Being a student worker gives students the opportunity to develop hard and soft skills to help you land that first job after graduation. These jobs also help you build your professional network and prepare you for the average work environment. Studies show that young professionals who obtain at least two or more employment experiences before graduation are twice as likely to secure gainful full-time employment post-graduation. Use these job opportunities to create a resume that shows you are capable of taking on more responsibilities.
It might sound odd, but your social life can benefit from an on campus job. When venture out on or off campus, you are engaging with other students, professors, and your co-workers. Additionally, the more time you spend on campus, the more likely you are to learn about and get involved in on campus events and student organizations.
Financial Advantages of FWS
- FWS is not subject to Social Security taxes, so you get to keep the 7.65% that you would otherwise have deducted from your pay.
- When you do a future FAFSA it does not count in your income, which if otherwise high enough combined with other income would have increased your EFC.
- Any FWS funds you might still have in savings do not count as assets, so it also does not raise your EFC.
Student Employment has an advantage over off campus jobs because they are designed for students like you. While off campus jobs might expect you to work inconvenient, longer or multiple shifts, on campus jobs allow you to work hours with your class schedule in mind.
Especially if you’re starting your first year of school, you might find that being a student worker is pretty empowering. With a campus job, you’ll learn time management, professionalism, and more skills to help you succeed in life. and your limits.