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The Career and Testing Center would like to introduce you to the student employment program, Lamar Jobs. This program provides assistance for employers to post and search for jobs on campus. The job description can be associated with, but not limited to: Student Assistant, Work Study, Internship, Graduate Assistant, or Graduate Student. Posting with Lamar Jobs offers full access to students that represent a variety of majors with diverse skills and experience.
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The Student Employment Center welcomes employers to the Cardinal Connect, our on-line database for Lamar University students.
Employers must complete a New Employer Registration online by clicking on the Employer Login button. A "Click here to register!" link is located on Cardinal Connect. A new account will be established and activated within 48 hours.
Employers are able to submit job descriptions for part-time positions prior to the employer account being activated. No content will be visible to students until the approval process is completed. Cardinal Connect allows employers to enter data and information as they wish for it to appear on-line. After a job has been submitted, it is reviewed by the Student Employment Center before being posted for students to view.
Posting positions with the Student Employment Center is an effective and efficient means of advertising part-time employment opportunities to the students of Lamar University. Although we do not place students for positions, we do offer our services and assistance free of charge. For additional information, please contact us at 409-880-8884 or visit us in person at the Galloway Business Building, Suite 102.
Click here to access our Supervisors Manual for Student Employment
Although many employers may find it more convenient to hire a student employee that is the friend of a friend, employers are cheating themselves when they practice this. By posting student job opportunities in Cardinal Connect , employers are advertising to thousands of potential applicants. Employers receive a more qualified applicant pool and tap into resources they may not have tapped into before. Additionally, employers uphold the equal opportunity premise by posting positions for many to view.
Unless there is a genuine reason that an applicant be in a specific course of study, it is not recommended that employers list Major as a requirement. Employers have the ability to influence and challenge employees. It may be that students of an unrelated field of study have the talent and interest that employers seek. Course of study alone does not indicate ability.
Optional. However, students do not want to apply for a job unless they know how much it will pay. If rate of pay depends on qualifications, a base rate can be posted. Applicants tend to look for positions with competitive rates of pay. Minimum wage jobs may not be nearly as attractive as those that pay more.
Without an interview, it becomes virtually impossible to determine “fit”. Even though a student employee may have experience in a particular field or possess the skills to perform essential functions of the job, it is recommended that employers interview applicants before extending an offer for employment. In taking the time to make a more informed decision, employers will keep employees longer and find a better return in their investment.
The best way to approach to estimate how many students you will need is to determine the duties you want them to perform and the number of hours it will take to complete each task. For example: If it would take the equivalent of one full time (40/week) employee to compete a task, consider hiring three part-time employees.
A student employee is any Lamar University student working an average of 20 hours per week. Departments pay 100% of the student’s wages. Employees are processed through the Lamar University payroll system.
A Lamar University student, who is awarded Work Study funding, through Financial Aid. Work Study funds pay 75% of the student wages. The employer pays 25% of the student wages benefits as applicable. Students must have work study award prior to employment under work study.
The Student Employment Center understands that office structures vary and that the following responsibilities may fall in different places throughout your department. Supervisors need to make sure that all resources and information are available to the student.
Make position and employment expectations clear and in writing.
Establish internal policies and communicate them to the student employees to ensure that all employees understand the office rules.
Train students to successfully carry out the duties and responsibilities of their job and supply any other information they may need. (i.e. line of authority, where and how to report absences, breaks, schedule changes, etc.)
Keep students informed of any changes in procedure, scheduling, or working conditions.
Work with student employees to ensure school and work schedules compliment each other. If you set the work schedules, allow time before/during/after work for students to eat, arrive at next class on time, etc.
See that each student’s work hours are reported accurately and on time. Monitor the College Work Study allocation for each student on Federal or State College Work Study to prevent overpayment.
Be prepared for students’ daily arrival and have assignments ready.
Treat all student workers with the same respect and have the same expectations of everyone.
Correct inappropriate behavior as soon as possible. Explain why the behavior was inappropriate or incorrect and how to remedy the situation. Try to resolve any problems pertaining to job performance or working relations at the time of the incident.
Develop good supervisor/student relations among student employees. This is not a “friendly” or “parental” relationship, but a professional association intended to foster mutual trust, respect, and a genuine interest in meeting the goals of the student, the department, and the University.
This workshop covers topics such as work ethic, taking responsibility, and basic customer service. Workplace etiquette can have a great impact on the atmosphere of a workplace. A workplace where employees have poor etiquette can create a negative environment where employees are always in conflict with each other and productivity is low. A workplace where employees practice good etiquette can be a place where employees thrive professionally.
This workshop advises student employees on how to deal with your own anger and with dealing with angry people in the workplace.
This workshop is designed to assist students in developing and maintaining a sensible budget. It will help students identify financial resources and learn about credit, both good and bad.
This workshop combines Time Management and Combating Procrastination. This workshop assists student employees in understanding the nature and value of time management (and redefining it) as well as explaining the problems with procrastination and reasons why people procrastinate. It also offers student employees a chance to become aware of whether or not they are procrastinators and discusses the benefits of overcoming procrastination.
This workshop displays how to bridge your behavior, attitude and discipline from the classroom, part time and job to the professional. Understanding skills and knowledge that can relate to everyday activities. You will leave knowing how to expand your experience at work to your personal life.
LU Student Employment Center resources are provided free of charge to employers and to student job seekers. All hiring and compensation for work performed by student employees is handled directly between the student and the employer. The Student Employment Center does not perform background checks on students applying for jobs, nor on employers posting job opportunities. Employers and students are encouraged to request reference information from each other as needed to establish qualifications, credentials and overall fit between the employer and the student applicant.
All job listings are posted at the discretion of the Student Employment Center. We will not post jobs that appear to discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, or gender. The Student Employment Center also reserves the right to refuse to post jobs that do not support the interests of the University.
The Student Employment Center makes no particular recommendations regarding employers. We make no representations or guarantees about positions posted by this office. We are not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of off-campus employment. Students are urged to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting private, off-campus employment. Student Employment staff members are available for consultation on how to research prospective employers.
For additional information regarding this disclaimer, contact the Student Employment Center at 409-880-8884
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The opportunity that you provide is invaluable to our students’success in their career development.