Working Part-Time in College
One of the most important lessons I've learned during my three years at Dartmouth has been time management. Learning to balance classes, homework, tutoring sessions, office hours, track practice, physical therapy, team meetings, meals, sleep and yes, social time, presents a new and unique challenge with every term. A question that we're often asked in the Admissions Office is whether it's possible to work a job while going to school here. The answer is yes! There are plenty of different employment opportunities to pursued that fit into your schedule (and, more importantly, your interests). Here are some ways to learn more about employment on campus.
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Jobnet is an on-campus job listing portal available to Dartmouth students. After logging in with your student ID and password, you can filter and refine your job search. You are able to search by term and department. Job listings on this portal are updated almost daily. Each job listing will include a job description, contact information and instructions on how to apply. You can apply to many of the jobs by just emailing your resume and a cover letter! Most of the jobs on Jobnet are available to all students and are paid by Dartmouth College. I found my original blogger position on Jobnet!
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Many local employers will look to hire Dartmouth students during the academic year. These employers contact the Student Employment Office to post job openings. Students can opt-in to receive emails when these jobs are posted. Some opportunities include working in retail downtown Hanover, house or baby-sitting, or data-entry, to name a few. Working an off-campus job allows students to meet and interact with many different members of the Upper Valley community.
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Dartmouth offers a plethora of different research opportunities. From research grants, to paid research with faculty, to outside funding, there are many different ways to make money while learning more about your field of interest. The Undergraduate Advising and Research office (known as "UGAR" for short) is a resource to help students identify research opportunities and apply to them. Many students will opt to assist a faculty member with a research project. Using an internal research database, students can locate faculty members and reach out to them about joining their team. Students may then apply for funding through UGAR! Research is a great way to make some extra money while in school (or even during an off-term!) while adding work experience to your resume!
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One of the most effective ways of finding employment on campus (in my opinion) is through word-of-mouth and networking. Some of my friends have held jobs that I could potentially be interested in. Many professors will hire students to help with research outside of class time. The Dartmouth community is extremely tight knit in every aspect. My advice would be to use these relationships to your advantage if you are looking for employment!