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Finding an On-Campus Job
Once students have gotten used to the pace of University life, and learned how to manage a different type of school day, they may be ready to take on a part-time job. For many students, campus employment offers convenience and an opportunity to get to know BGSU from a different perspective.
Part of the process for finding a part-time job includes many of the same steps students will follow to find their first career-path position after graduation. Identifying their skills and abilities, describing their experiences, talking about accomplishments, and researching jobs and organizations are all important parts of the job search process. Students who master these steps will be more successful in attaining employment, and will learn job search techniques that will benefit them throughout their careers. To get started, students can begin with three steps:
For individualized assistance with creating or updating a resume, navigating WorkNet, job search strategies and interviewing coaching, contact Student Employment Services at 419-372-2865, by email at email@example.com, or in person at 318 Math Sciences Building, Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Need Help Managing Money? There’s an Office for That
Student Money Management Services (SMMS) can help your students make more informed decisions as they learn to effectively manage their money. SMMS provides students the opportunity to learn about and confidentially discuss personal financial matters in a non-judgmental environment.
SMMS offers three specific programs to assist students in increasing their awareness of personal financial matters. Those three tools include: the Individual Financial Education Session, Falconomics Group Seminars on various financial topics, and the interactive and informational website.
Individual Financial Education Sessions are completely confidential and free of charge. The sessions are focused on the needs of the student and conducted in an accommodating atmosphere. If indicated by the student, in order to assist the student as they work toward their financial goals, referrals to partner offices (i.e., Student Financial Aid, Bursar’s Office) may be made or specific information (i.e., credit card processes, calculations of Annual Percentage Rates) may be presented to the student.
Falconomics Group Seminars allow students to participate in learning about topics such as credit cards, spending plans, banking, and credit scores.
The website for Student Money Management Services provides access to local, state and national resources related to personal financial issues. Students may also contact Student Money Management Services’ office personnel via the website to schedule an Individual Financial Education Session or to ask any questions they may have pertaining to financial matters.
Step Out of the Classroom and Explore the World
Students of all majors have the opportunity to study abroad on one of BGSU’s wonderful study abroad programs. This is an invaluable opportunity for students to experience the world and all it has to offer while continuing to complete their degree requirements and earn BGSU academic credits. Students who study abroad gain vital experience learning how to participate in a globalized world which ultimately helps them prepare for life after BGSU. Those that study abroad are provided with experiences that can help lead them to future job and educational opportunities as well as enhance their resumes in a way that allows them to stand-out in a pool of job applicants.
Each year, over 400 BGSU students take advantage of the opportunity to go abroad. Whether it is through studying, volunteering, or completing internships, the opportunities are endless when it comes to gaining international experience while attending BGSU. Available programs range from only a few weeks to an entire academic year. Also, financial aid and scholarships are available to assist students with covering the cost of participating in a program abroad.
The first step to learning more about study abroad options at BGSU is to visit the Education Abroad website www.bgsu.edu/educationabroad or to make an appointment with a study abroad advisor. The Education Abroad Office encourages you to talk to your student about the opportunities available to them and to direct them to the staff housed in 216 University Hall. They may also email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment to receive more information about the numerous opportunities available to study abroad at BGSU.
February 20, 2012
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