Students looking for work may have to look no further than ACU Hill. There are between 600 and 700 on-campus jobs available to students.
Most on-campus jobs are only part-time, and they have a 20-hour per week cap in order to provide students time to fulfill academic expectations.
The Career Center assists students in finding jobs, improving their résumés, and preparing students for success in getting and keeping a job. They also give students advice on developing good interview skills and establishing strong networks.
The Career Center is not in charge of hiring workers or providing jobs for students. Each of the departments on campus has its own job postings and hires based on individual needs. ARAMARK has a separate application and hiring process.
One of the best ways to locate an on-campus job is to visit a specific department to see if it is hiring or has positions available. Each department hires independently of the others, so students can apply for positions that correspond to their majors. For example, the Physical Resource department hires students to help with lawn care and upkeep of university grounds.
Students can read, post and subscribe to classifieds on myacu.com by following the “Quicklinks” hyperlink. Subscriptions allow job searchers to receive e-mails and updates when new jobs are available. Students can even post specific descriptions of jobs that interest them.
Rachel Elam, office manager of the Career Center, said finding an on-campus job can prove challenging given the limited number of available positions.
“All jobs on campus are competitive, and being a part of a work-study program does not guarantee a position,” Elam said.
Elam said even if students cannot find a job immediately, they should keep searching because positions always open up.
“My best advice is to act professional during the application process. It’s a huge seller,” Elam said. “It’s a tough game, 600 to 700 jobs and thousands of students. Just stay out there and hopefully you’ll get one.”
Most on-campus jobs pay minimum wage, though some work is compensated with monthly stipends, rather than on an hourly basis.
ACU pays students via direct deposit, but it does not credit money directly to their ACU accounts. Students wanting to pay their school balance will have to do so manually.
Lists of the academic departments and administrative offices where jobs are available, as well as ARAMARK’s home page, can be found on the Career Center website.
The Career Center is located on the second floor of the Robert D. and Shirley Hunter Welcome Center.