FAQs

 

How do I apply for a job?

Please follow the step by step instructions on the Student Jobs page. If you have questions, please contact Career Services at 912.344.2563.

What is College Work Study?

The Federal College Work Study program (CWSP) provides jobs for students who demonstrate financial need in accordance with federal guidelines.  The program provides financial assistance to students while broadening their educational experiences.  It also allows students to earn money to help pay for their expenses.  Students are paid on a bi-weekly basis for the actual hours worked.

Please visit the College Work Study Program webpage for more information.

Can I get a job on campus if I am not eligible for College Work Study?

Yes, you can apply for an Institutional Work Study position. You must be enrolled in 12 semester hours (undergraduate) or 6 semester hours (graduate) during the fall and spring semesters.

Do I need a resume and cover letter/letter of interest?

Yes, you must submit a resume and cover letter/letter of interest when applying for any student position. Career Services is available to help you develop your resume and provide career counseling. If you need help creating a resume, please visit our Resume Help page.

What are the steps I need to take after I receive notice that I have been employed on campus?

After accepting employment on campus, you must complete “New Employee Orientation” paperwork and submit to Human Resources before beginning work.

Employment will be postponed until all documents have been received in the Human Resources Office and have been verified for completeness.

How much will I make?

You will earn at least the current minimum wage, but the amount may be higher depending on the type of work you do and skills required.

How will I be paid?

All Armstrong employees are required to participate in direct deposit. However, your first check will be a paper check mailed to the address that you provide on your “New Employee Orientation” paperwork. Please be sure to provide your local mailing address when completing paperwork to ensure that you receive your pay check in a timely manner.

  • College Work Study and Institutional Work Study positions are paid bi-weekly.
  • Resident Assistant positions are paid monthly.

Can I work as many hours as I want in my on-campus position?

Institutional Work Study students cannot exceed 19 hours per week during the fall and spring semester. College Work Study students cannot exceed 16 hours per week.

What should I do if I am sick or going to be late to my job?

If you are unable to go to work due to an illness, you must contact your supervisor and inform him/her of your illness.

How should I dress at work?

You are representing your department and the University; therefore, dress appropriately. Your first step is to speak with your supervisor to see if there are any special guidelines on dress.

What are my responsibilities as an on-campus student employee?

While individual departments will have different expectations, you should expect to:

  • Set up a work schedule with your supervisor that compliments your class schedule and your supervisor's needs.
  • Keep your total number of hours worked per week within the limit (19 hrs/wk) for all jobs combined.
  • Report to work at the scheduled time.
  • Notify your supervisor immediately when you are unable to work.  Notification should take place before the beginning of the scheduled work shift.
  • Consider the department's needs as well as your own when requesting time off.
  • Work with a cooperative and positive attitude.
  • Refrain from conducting personal business during work hours.
  • Perform your work in a satisfactory manner.
  • Dress appropriately for your work location.
  • Take your job seriously. The experience you gain in your position can be invaluable.
  • Develop and maintain good working habits.
  • Report your hours accurately each day that you work.
  • Discuss problems with your supervisor as they arise.  Your supervisor will understand and be interested in working toward a solution.
  • Students found to have engaged in gross misconduct (i.e. breach of confidentiality, theft, fraud, etc.) will be terminated.

Do I need to do anything special if I have more than one on-campus job?

Institutional Work Study (IWSP) students can hold a maximum of two on-campus jobs concurrently. Make sure that your supervisors are aware that you hold two positions so that they can ensure you do not work more than 19 hours per week.

College Work Study (CWSP) students and Resident Assistants cannot hold an additional position on campus or within the University System of Georgia while employed in the current position.

If I come to Career Services, will you find me a job?

Students who apply for on-campus positions are not guaranteed a position. The final decision regarding the hiring of a student rests with the prospective supervisor. During the hiring process, students are afforded equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, age, or handicap.

What types of jobs are available for my student to work while at Armstrong?

Institutional Work Study (IWSP), College Work Study (CWSP), Resident Assistant and Graduate Assistant positions are on-campus opportunities available to students. Below are brief descriptions of the positions available:

  • Institutional Work Study Program (IWSP) positions are available to all Armstrong students enrolled in 12 semester hours (undergraduate) or 6 semester hours (graduate) during the fall and spring semesters.
  • College Work Study Program (CWSP) positions provide jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses.  The program encourages community service work and work related to your course of study.  Once a student completes the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the Office of Financial Aid determines award eligibility, notification is then provided to those students who qualify.  Students who have received notification of eligibility can apply for advertised CWSP positions.
  • Resident Assistant (RA) positions are responsible for creating and maintaining a living environment conducive to the academic success and physical, social and emotional well-being of the campus residents.  The minimum requirements for RA’s is as follows: must be of sophomore standing; lived on campus for at least one full semester; enrolled as a full-time, on-campus Armstrong student; and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

What is College Work Study?

College Work Study positions provide jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to your course of study. Once a student completes the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the Office of Financial Aid determines award eligibility, notification is then provided to those students who qualify. Students who have received notification of eligibility can apply for advertised CWSP positions.

Can my student work as an Institutional Work Study student?

Yes, your student can apply for Institutional Work Study positions as long as he/she is enrolled in 12 semester hours (undergraduate)or 6 semester hours (graduate) during the fall and spring semesters.

How can my student apply for positions at Armstrong?

Please follow the step by step instructions on the Student Jobs page. If you have questions, please contact Career Services at 912.344.2563.

Will my student be assigned a job at Armstrong?

No, students interested in employment must apply for any position they are interested in.

Does my student need a resume and cover letter/letter of interest?

Yes, students must submit a resume and cover letter/letter of interest along with their online application for any position they are interested in. It is never too early to start preparing a resume. Career Services provides assistance with resumes and cover letters/letters of interest.

Can students have direct deposit?

Pursuant to policy, all employees are required to enroll in direct deposit and remain enrolled for the remainder of their employment.

How many hours can my student work?

  • Institutional Work Study (IWSP) students can work a maximum of 19 hours per week.
  • College Work Study (CWSP) students can work a maximum of 16 hours per week.

What are the chances that my student will get a job on-campus?

It varies with the student’s skills and job experiences. The employment process is very competitive. Students should find ways to highlight their experience and differentiate themselves from other student applicants. If your student is unable to secure employment on campus and would like to pursue part-time employment in the local community, Career Services maintains a database of local job postings and can assist with this process.

What is the parent’s role in the student hiring process?

We encourage parents to support the efforts of your student and encourage him/her to be persistent and focused in his/her job search. Parents should remind students that this process is very similar to the process used by companies to hire full-time employees. Encourage your student to accept ownership of his/her job search and find ways to differentiate themselves from other applicants.

I have an opening for an Institutional Work Study position. Do I have to advertise?

Yes, all positions must be advertised.

What steps must I take to begin the process to fill a student position?

The hiring manager must complete the Student Employment Job Posting Form. After this form is electronically submitted, a Human Resources staff member will work with the hiring manager to post the position.

What is the difference between an Institutional Work Study and College Work Study position?

Institutional Work Study (IWSP) positions are departmentally funded positions. Any student who is enrolled in 12 semester hours (undergraduate) or 6 semester hours (graduate) during the fall and spring semesters is eligible for an IWSP position.

College Work Study (CWSP) positions are funded through the Federal College Work Study Program. The amount of a CWSP award depends on the student's financial need and the funding level received by the university. CWSP positions are open to any student that has been awarded a Federal College Work Study award through the financial aid process.

What should I do if I am interested in more information about the College Work Study Program (CWSP)?

To receive more information about the program, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 912.344.3266.

Is there a minimum number of applicants that should be interviewed?

No, there is no policy which dictates a minimum number of interviews for student positions but you are encouraged to interview three applicants for each available position.

How much can I pay a student?

Students must earn at least the current federal minimum wage, but the amount might be higher depending on the type of work done and the skills required.

What happens once I hire a new student employee?

The hiring manager will need to ensure the following steps are completed:

  • All applicants are properly screened in the PeopleAdmin system.
  • The new student employee completes the “New Employee Orientation” paperwork and submits to Human Resources prior to the first day of work.

How many hours can a student employee work?

  • Institutional Work Study (IWSP) students can work a maximum of 19 hours per week.
  • College Work Study (CWSP) students can work a maximum of 16 hours per week.

What is the maximum amount of positions a student can work concurrently?

Institutional Work Study (IWSP) students can hold a maximum of two on-campus jobs concurrently. Hiring managers should ensure any student hired into a position is not working in more than one position when the verbal offer of employment is made. In addition, students working in two concurrent positions cannot exceed 19 hours per week combined for the two positions.