First Year students are expected to attend the Job Fair held the weekend school opens and obtain work with Dining Services, Building Services,
or the Campus Center Cafe. Representatives from Dining Services and Building Services will assist in signing students up for hours on a first-come
first-serve basis. First Year Students interested in the America Reads/Counts Program should link to www.smith.edu/finaid/fao/america.php
for information on the program and the link to Job Listings as well as the Five College website which lists mandatory Overview Training sessions
and Extended Training Workshops. Only students with Federal Work-Study are eligible for this program and there are limited numbers of positions available.
Jobs for upper-class students are advertised on the web on the JOBX website. First Year students are
not eligible to use JOBX unless it is solely to pick up extra Dining Services shifts.
Campus employers are encouraged to advertise their available jobs and hire upper-class students in the spring for the following academic year. This
occurs around the time of pre-registration so students have a chance to set their fall schedules before the job application procedure starts. Many
jobs have flexible hours, but others require a set schedule and employers rely on student workers to be at work on schedule to which they commit.
Quite often, a great deal of training is involved, which makes the student even more valuable to the employer. Students returning to previously held
jobs should make sure their supervisor knows that before leaving school in May.
There are also many Off-Campus Work-Study jobs with non-profit agencies in the community for upperclass students with Federal Work-Study.
Those jobs are listed on JobX, but require a paper contract in addition to the usual hiring process. The link on Off-Campus Work-Study
provides in-depth information on the program.
Supervisors list available work-study jobs on the JobX website, providing a contact person's name and phone
number as well as other pertinent job information. Many accept on-line applications and frequently require a resume. The Career Development Office
has a helpful site on the web to aid in writing a resume.
Students may contact as many employers as they like and should begin their search immediately. Only students on financial aid with work-study may apply
for the jobs in these listings. The employer will check to see if the student they wish to hire has another job already and if they are work-study
eligible. Complete your financial aid application as early as possible to insure that your supervisor is able to hire you on JobX over the summer
without difficulty. Until you have an official award letter with Work-Study you cannot be hired online. When you are hired online the information
is then fed to the Payroll Office who builds your job on BannerWeb where you access your timesheet.
Usually many jobs will still be available in the fall for those who have been on leave or who were unable to locate a position in the spring. It is
wise to look for a job as early as possible in the fall. You must report to your supervisor in the fall within the first week of school. Employers
need assistance right away and the job you were offered in the spring cannot be guaranteed if you do not make an immediate effort to contact your
supervisor. Supervisors will attempt to accommodate a change in schedule if necessary, but it may not always be possible and you may need to resume
a job search if a scheduling conflict arises.