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: 

  1. 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. 

  2. 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.    

To Find Your Own Job

  1. View Available Positions
    • All open positions are posted on the CSB/SJU Student Employment Jobs website at:
    • 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Interview
    • 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.
  5. 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.    

To Be Placed in a Position

  1. 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.   
  2. 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.