At Clark, we know that working is part of learning. Finding a job while still an undergraduate will help support you financially while you unlock what you learn in the classroom. Student employment instills valuable professional skills and ensures that you build the habits needed to become a lifelong learner.
Student employment offers the chance to earn money while you build a strong résumé and skillset. By supplementing your education with a job experience, you’ll learn to manage your time effectively, apply your knowledge in unfamiliar settings, and balance competing responsibilities — all vital abilities for success after graduation.
On-campus student employment offers excellent opportunities to earn money and gain professional experience. These positions help students build strong relationships with staff and faculty members, who often serve later as mentors and supporters throughout their careers. All Clark undergraduates are eligible to apply for on-campus positions regardless of federal work-study status.
Students can apply to a variety of jobs on campus, such as serving as an Office Assistant in an academic department, working at the Information Technology Services Help Desk to provide technology support to campus members, or as a consultant in the Writing Center. All open positions are posted in Handshake, Clark’s online job posting board. Students can search for positions that fit their interests, skill set, and schedule.
Clark students also keep busy by working off-campus — either through part-time employment, paid internships, or commitments to community organizations. One popular option is our community-based work-study program. Past participants have been paid to work with local nonprofits like the Boys and Girls Club, YWCA, and Ascentia.
By working alongside professionals in the wider world, students learn to collaborate and communicate effectively. Off-campus experiences provide an opportunity to expand your network and gain a deeper understanding of how to best apply your talents outside of the academic realm. They also help clarify what types of employment align with your interests and working style.