For Current Students
Please make an appointment to visit us during your first semester of college. We want to start building a relationship with you early so we can offer strategies that will help you become successful in getting accepted into graduate school or obtaining your first professional position.
The SAU Career Center works when you use it: Look at our graduate survey employment data to learn about the successes of recent alumni in finding employment or gaining acceptance into graduate school.
Students are encouraged to use the following services as well as the SAU portal for resources such as information on what you can do with your major, resume samples, and job/internship sites:
- Explore Majors and Careers: Meet with a Career Advisor to gain resources, information, and support in finding and pursuing the best career for you.
- Graduate School: If you're considering graduate school, the Career Center can help you explore your options, make an informed decision, and review your personal statement and other application documents.
- Internships: Make sure you attend one of our internship sessions to find out how to secure an internship in your major. See our calendar of events to find out when we will be having our next session.
- Interviewing: Learn how to ace one of the most important parts of the job search process - the interview - by participating in mock interviews with employers at the bi-annual Career Boot Camp or with a Career Advisor.
- BeeCAREERS: Post a profile, search full-time, part-time, workstudy, and non-workstudy on campus job and internship listings, upload resumes and sign up for on-campus interviewing.
- Resume, Cover Letter and LinkedIn profile writing: Start by checking out the resources on the portal and then meet with one of our Career Advisors to make sure your documents are polished.
- The Bee Connection: Connect online with St. Ambrose University alumni and friends who have volunteered to answer career-related questions.
- Work Study and Non-Work Study Campus Jobs: We have jobs on-campus for you, even if you are not eligible for work study.
Our staff is ready to assist you with all of the above! Please make an appointment today by contacting 563-333-6339 or email@example.com
Work study positions: Check with Financial Aid to ensure you are eligible for these positions.
Non-work study campus jobs: If you are not work study eligible, you can still work on or near campus in a temporary position.
Off-campus jobs: Employers in the surrounding area are always in need of qualified workers.
There are many student employment opportunities on campus and in the surrounding community, both for work study eligible and non-work study students.
Work study will appear on your Financial Aid award letter. Students can also check with the Financial Aid Office website on Award Letter Next Steps.
Work study First Year students attending orientation
All students attend a training session during Orientation where they learn how to apply for work study positions on BeeCAREERS.
Jobs are posted August 1.
Work study supervisors will contact students via SAU email or by phone for an interview or to offer a position. We recommend applying as soon as possible because supervisors begin looking at applications and hiring students immediately.
First Year students or transfer students NOT attending Orientation
Students apply for jobs on BeeCAREERS, the student job board. Read the BeeCAREERS instruction sheet (pdf) for more information. After signing in to BeeCAREERS, students should change their password and fill out their profile. Jobs are posted August 1.
Work study supervisors will contact students via SAU email or by phone for an interview or to offer a position. It is recommended to apply as soon as possible because supervisors begin looking at applications and hiring students immediately.
All student workers must complete Direct Deposit. You will need to know your bank account and routing number.
Work Study FAQ
Q. How do students apply for workstudy?
A. It will appear on the students financial aid award letter. Students can also check with the Finanical Aid Office (563-333-5775) or access their financial aid information online.
Q. Should freshmen or new students work their first year in college?
A. YES. By working on campus, students will be interacting with other students, staff, and faculty. Students will be learning to manage their time as well as other responsibilities. We have found that students who work on campus generally remain in school and perform better academically.
Q. How many hours per week do students typically work?
A. Work study students will work an average of 8 hours per week.
Q. What is the wage rate for student employees?
A. Students are paid $7.25 per hour for a work study job. They are allowed to earn $1,850.00 during the academic year. Students eligible for work study are given the opportunity to apply the earnings from their work study job toward their tuition, or they may elect to have their earnings deposited into their checking or savings account. They will need a routing number and account number for their bank account and must sign up for direct deposit on Beeline.
Q. Are work study positions guaranteed to all incoming students if they have been awarded work study?
A. NO! Most offices will have returning students who are always given preference before the new work study students are hired. If students do not have the times available to work, or they don't have the skills necessary for the position, they will not be hired as quickly as other students. This does not mean that the student will never get a job. Athletes will have a hard time getting jobs other than athletic positions because of their practice schedules and games. They may be on a waiting list or not working their first semester in school. All students who do not have a work study position their first semester should visit the BeeCAREERS website during the fall semester after they have registered for spring classes to look for open jobs, and apply to those positions.
Q. How do students new to St. Ambrose University apply for a work study job?
A. A training session will be set up for all students who are eligible for work study during new student orientation. On August 1, students will be able to apply for any jobs in which they meet the qualifications and have the available hours to work. Work study supervisors will contact students via SAU email or by the cell phone number listed on their application. Students will be instructed to check and read their SAU emails frequently after August 1st.
Q. What do students do if they want a job and did not receive employment?
A. Students should continue to visit the BeeCAREERS website at least once a week or more to investigate open positions.
Q. Are there jobs on campus where students can do their homework?
A. There are some campus jobs which require students to answer phones or assist other students when needed. These are the jobs in which students may have time to study. However, many of these positions are being phased out. The initial purpose of having a work study program was to teach students the responsibilities expected from them in a work environment.