For Current Students
We want to help you every step of the way. Meet with us your first semester and throughout your college career. We'll offer strategies and guidance to help you be successful now and after graduation, whether you pursue a profession or attend graduate school.
Our Career Center works when you use it. Ask our alumni, or take look at our graduate survey employment data. It shows the level of success our recent alumni had in landing professional positions and acceptance into graduate schools.
The SAU portal holds information and resources that will help you envision ways you can use major, help you with your resume, and see postings for jobs and internships.
That is just the start of our services. We invite you to meet with a career advisor or attend Career Center programs where you can learn how to perfect your resume, do speed mock interviews with regional employers, or secure a dream internship that will boost your professional skills and confidence.
Here is a sampling of how we can help:
- Explore majors and careers with a career advisor. We provide resources, information, and support in finding and pursuing the best career for you.
- Our career advisors will also help you explore graduate schools, make an informed decision, review your personal statement, and assist with application documents.
- Throughout the year, we offer programs to help you secure an internship within your major. See our calendar of events to see when we're holding our next session.
- We will help you ace one of the most important aspects of a job search through mock interviews with employers at the bi-annual Career Boot Camp, Health Sciences Career Boot Camp, or one-on-one with a career advisor.
- Search BeeCAREERS for full-time, part-time, internship, work study, and non-work study positions on or off campus. Employers actively seek SAU students and graduates to fill openings, and typically there are 150 positions posted. You can also upload your résumé, post your profile, and sign up for on-campus interviewing.
- We will help you perfect your résumé, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile. Start by checking out the resources on the portal, then meet with a career advisor to put the final polish on your documents.
- Use BeeCONNECTION to connect with more than 200 alumni who will share real-world perspective about their profession and your field of interest; offer tips on things you should, or could, be doing now to prepare; and provide other insight and guidance.
- Once you are fully prepared for a job or internship search, take advantage of BeeREADY. This new program matches you with a volunteer career advisor who will coach, guide and encourage you through the search. These advisors are alumni and university friends who already volunteer to answer career-related questions from students through BEEConnection, and there are more than 200 willing and ready to help. Contact the Career Center for more information.
- You can build your professional skills while earning a free, academic credit for a summer internship. Enroll in Experiential Learning 202, a free, one-credit elective course where you will work closely with the Career Center to make sure your summer internship experience is successful.
- We have jobs on-campus for you, even if you are not eligible for work-study. Click here to learn more.
We want to help you be successful and reach your goals. Make an appointment by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 563-333-6339.
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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.