Now more than ever, families are searching for ways to pay for college.
That's where work study comes in. As a part of a financial aid award, many SPU students are offered the opportunity to participate in SPU's work-study program. With work study, wages earned at these jobs are paid directly to the student, and students are encouraged (but not required) to use the funds toward educational expenses.
Studies show that working less than 20 hours per week while in school does not adversely affect a student's classwork. Students who work can gain employment experience and time management skills – both of which will benefit them after graduation.
In fact, the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board estimates that nearly one in five state work-study positions leads to permanent employment after graduation.
SPU's Office of Student Employment aims to help students find well-paid work in positions that pertain to their vocational and academic interests. At SPU, we also aspire to help our students make a difference in our city and our world
Two (of many) job opportunities available exclusively to SPU work-study students this fall are:
With work-study jobs, SPU students gain meaningful work experience while also earning money to help pay for college. Area employers have the privilege of hiring outstanding students who want to make a difference in the world.
And the people being served by these organizations benefit from the skills and passion that SPU students bring to their work.
For more information about work-study and other student employment opportunities, contact SPU's Office of Student Employment.