Amber Childress |Staff Writer|
Students, HR professionals and faculty comment on the importance of part-time student employment on campus and its role in helping them prepare for future careers.
As of this academic school year, so far CSUSB has posted 177 job opening positions and currently has 35 available job postings on campus.
In order to bring these job positions to students, departments publish job opening positions on an application featured on MyCoyote, Handshake.
Handshake helps students find on campus and off campus job positions while providing experience for future careers.
“Each department that post a job on Handshake is put into categories and is organized in a easy way for students to find what they are looking for in a job but also for employers to post a position for a future employee,” said Employer Relations Coordinator Edgar Perez.
“I have worked in four different positions on campus which includes an internship,” said Student Mentor Graice Troche.
“Out of all the jobs I would have to say my current position as a student mentor to undergraduate studies would be my favorite because I am able to help students any way I can and i am learning to work in the field of my major,” continued Troche.
The goal for CSUSB is to create an environment where students can come and learn job skills that they will be able to use in a future career.
The jobs are created so that the students will receive real world experience and are expected to uphold professionalism within the work place.
Each department attempts to have a work place that is able to accommodate each student and their changing schedules.
“I have worked in the English department for about two years now. Whenever I need time off to study or anything they are will to give it to me, the hours are steady week by week but very flexible when needed,” said English Department Staff Member Grecia Troche.
When a department posts a position, they can choose to create it for just the students with that major or they can choose to post it to any students willing to apply.
Each departments’ hope while posting positions is to have available positions for students with that job profession in mind to work there.
“Each department is aiming for students majoring in that department to apply for the position posted so the student would be able to learn the skills that are going to help them with the career path they are going into,” said
Since there are over 100 on campus job positions posted in one school year alone, some students tend to like some jobs better then others.
Some jobs offer more services than other students to help them receive real world experience.
“I would have to say out of the four on campus jobs I have worked the call center would have to be my least favorite, because its kind of boring. At the call center all you do is answer phones and help the people who are calling other then that there is not much else to do,” said Student Mentor Gracie Troche.
Although there are jobs that less likable than others, these none the less provide the students with the added knowledge and exposure to real world experience.