Are you ready for a part time job?
Most of the students in the US have a part time job. Why? Part time job has a lot of benefits. First of all, you will earn some pocket money for your favorite food or games. Second, you will gain some working experience, which is very crucial for your future career. Third, you will make a lot of friends! Today, I will talk about how to apply for a part time job in the University of Minnesota.
As an international student, we can only work in the university for the first year. After the first year, we may work out side the campus by applying for CPT or OPT. During the school year, one may work 20 hours per week at most, and during the vacation one may work up to 40 hours. Here is a good news: we have law of minimum payment, usually wages for job positions in the university for undergraduate students range from $7.6 to $13 per hour. Most students would like to work in libraries. I have to say, it is a good choice for freshman since it doesn’t require a lot of skills and also you will have plenty of time for studying on the position. However, there is little you can learn from. Usually, doing something technically can earn a lot of money, for example web designer and grader will have higher payment.
I currently work for the Institute of Child Development as a data manager. I really like this job a lot, since I apply many things I learned from the course of statistics and business computing. I applied for this position on the university’s website, and the address is https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1208826115243. Almost all of the job positions on campus recruit employees from this web system. After checking out the position you are interested in, it is time to prepare resume and cover letter. Those are very important documents since they are the very information the recruiter rely on when deciding whether to give you a call and ask for an interview or not.
Yes, I understand that as international students, we are not competitive in writing in English. But don’t worry about that. In the university, there are many career centers as well as writing center. People there are willing to help you from brainstorming to revising final drafts. They are totally free to the students in the university, so use them as much as you need.
If everything goes well, you may receive a phone call from the recruiter. They will schedule a time for you to go to their department for a interview. Be sure to prepare for the questions the night before the interview and be confident. Let the recruiter see that you are the one they can trust.