Employment

How Do I Find A Job?

The first step to finding a job, either on or off campus, is to register with Career Services by logging into career-services.tamucc.edu. Click into the I-Link for students, complete your profile and then press submit. After you have been given access to the data base you will be able to see all job you qualify for.

 

* Students who begin the job search early will have a broader range of jobs to choose from. With this in mind, students should begin their job search as early as possible.
* New students at the university will have access to the job data base three weeks before school starts.
* View jobs you are interested in on line at your convince at career-services.tamucc.edu
* Get referrals for jobs you are interested in at Career Services (UC 304).
* Be sure to bring your Sand Dollar with you when you (it is required for all services).
* Your can get three referrals a day that provides you with the contact information and application instruction for the jobs you have selected.
* Then contact the department and schedule and interview.
* When you are hired, contact Career Services and put your success story on line and Career Services will give you a t-shirt.

On Campus Employment

On campus employment opportunities are available all over the place, from food services and catering with Aramark, fitness coordinators with Rec Sports, and buisness employment with the University. It's up to you, on campus jobs are more understanding about your class schedule and will allow you to have flexible hours.

 

All jobs pay at least minimum wage, $5.85 per hour; however, most pay more, depending upon experience and skills.

* Students working on-campus in a Work Study, or non work study position are paid on an hourly basis at wage rates set by the on-Campus department.
* Students working off-campus are paid on an hourly basis at wage rates set by the employer.

Off Campus Employment

If you have a strict schedule with large blocks of time open then off campus employment is your best bet. Your minumum wage will be set by the company you decide to work for.

 

Part Time Jobs
Part-time work is very important to your future career development, in addition to help you meet financial needs. Part-time work is a good way to try out a field that interests you before you graduate so you know what you're getting into!

 

Also, employers prefer hiring individuals with experience and a degree. The Student Employment Service can help you gain experience in your field of interest.
We recommend that you work 10-19 hours a week if possible as a student. It takes time to adjust to the stresses of University life. Working more than 20 hours and taking a full course load is extremely difficult. As a college student, your job is your education. It's better to work a little and steadily, than be forced to take on more than you can handle because the bills are starting to pile up!

 

 

Full Time Jobs
Full-time work is very important in meeting financial needs. Full-time work is a good way to try out a field that interests you before you graduate so you know what you're getting into! Also, employers prefer hiring individuals with experience and a degree. The Student Employment Service can help you gain experience in your field of interest.


Even though we recommend that you work 10-19 hours a week as a student, there are important reasons you may need to work full-time. Working more than 30 hours and taking a full course load are extremely difficult. It is probably better for you to take 6-9 hours of courses, if you must work 40 or more hours. It's better to take fewer courses than be forced to drop classes or make poorer grades than you are capable!