In college, being short on money can be a frequent problem among students. The SNHU student employment job fair offers students a solution to this problem.
That solution is offering students a chance to hopefully find employment either on campus or off. Looking for a job and meeting potential employers can be nerve wracking, but it doesn’t have to be. Students can take advantage of certain strategies to help give themselves a competitive edge in their job search.
One strategy is to make good eye contact with each potential employer, since it displays self-confidence. Also, it’s worth noting that companies see students who go out of their way to make introductions to them as enthusiastic and excited about the potential employment opportunity.
Mary Young, the Federal Work-Study Coordinator at SNHU, gave some insight on the kinds of employers students can expect to interact with at the fair.
“We will have on-campus employers such as Athletics, Career Development, Center for Community Engaged Learning, Technology Help Desk, Freshmen Admissions and many more.”
Some of the departments mentioned above will only hire work-study students, but most departments mentioned will hire students that do not have work-study as part of their financial aid package.
Young also revealed some off-campus employers students can expect to meet.
“These are great opportunities to work in non-profit organizations in the Manchester area. Some of the organizations include Easter Seals, 21 Century Program, Animal Rescue League of NH and the NH Food Bank.”
Students should keep in mind that the off-campus employers attending the fair are mainly hiring students who have work study and their own transportation.
Interested students are also advised to come well dressed and bring copies of their resumes. Also, employers will need to know a student’s availability so it is a must for students to know their class schedules inside and out.
New and returning student employees need to have the necessary documents prepared for the Federal I-9 form if they hope to be able to work. If a student has a passport, then that’s the only document needed for the form. For students that don’t have a passport, either a driver’s license or SNHU ID combined with an original copy of a birth certificate or social security card, will be accepted for the form.
Photocopies of any of the documents will not be accepted.
The student employment job fair will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the second floor of the Dining Center and is being organized by Student Financial Services.