Career Services WSE/On-Campus Jobs
The “Wabash Student Employment” Program (commonly referred to as WSE) provides students with the opportunity to work on campus as part of their financial aid packages. All WSE positions are listed on our WabashWorks system through Career Services. The majority of WSE positions are posted at the beginning of each semester, however, they may be posted at any time throughout the academic year.
Signing Up For WSE
If you have been awarded WSE eligibility as part of your financial aid package, your first step is to submit an WSE Enrollment Form to the Business Office, indicating your desire to participate in the program. All WSE eligible students are required to submit a new WSE Enrollment Form each year.
If you have any questions or have problems with the WSE Enrollment Form, contact the Business Office at 765-361-6421,email@example.com.
Applying For An WSE position
You are not automatically assigned to an WSE job. Instead, you must apply for WSE opportunities through WabashWorks, the system Career Services uses to post all jobs and internships, including WSE jobs.
Step 1: Create a resume to upload into WabashWorks. To create a resume, use the Job Search Guide.
Step 2: Login to WabashWorks. Your username is your Wabash “email username”. Your initial password is Wabash – you may change your password once you login if you like. The first time you login to the system, you will be required to fill out your profile. Once you complete your Profile, you will fully enter the system.
Step 3: Upload your resume as a Microsoft Word document; scroll over 'documents' in the top gray menu bar and click on 'upload a document;' follow the on-screen instructions to upload your document as a 'resume' and browse for the document you saved; click 'upload'. If you have any problems saving the resume in the system, try saving it as an .rtf file.
Step 4: Upon your return to the main page, search for available WSE job opportunities; scroll down to the box labeled 'One-Click Searches' and click on the search entitled 'WSE Jobs'. Note that all WSE jobs are clearly marked – they include WSE in the job title.
Step 5: Apply to any jobs that might interest you, being sure to include your resume and any other information as specified in the job description (ex. references, cover letter). If the position requires a reference sheet or cover letter, repeat Steps 1 and 3 with those documents.
Step 6: You will be contacted directly by on-campus employers who have received your resume through the system. The hiring process varies by office, but usually requires an interview.
Step 7: Once you have been officially hired, complete your tax paperwork in the Business Office; if you have worked on campus before, you will not need to re-submit your paperwork; however, if you have not worked on campus you are required to complete tax paperwork in the Business Office prior to entering your work hours.
If you have any questions or have problems with the WSE Enrollment Form, contact the Business Office at 765-361-6421, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For assistance with the application process and/or WabashWorks, contact Career Services at 765-361-6414, email@example.com
For questions about the WSE program in general, go to the Financial Aid Office’s WSE page at http://www.wabash.edu/admissions/finances/jobs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I apply to more than one WSE job?
Yes! You are encouraged to do so. Just like the ‘real world’, this is a competitive hiring process, and you are not guaranteed employment. All WSE jobs attract multiple students applying for the position.
Can I upload more than one version of my resume into WabashWorks?
It is always better to tailor your resume to the specific position you’re applying for. When you upload different versions, be sure to call them something descriptive (ex: Sports Resume, Science Resume).
I need resume help – what do I do?
Feel free to send us your resume – we’re happy to help: firstname.lastname@example.org, 765-361-6414. Be sure to utilize the Resume Guide (see Step 1 above) to set everything up. Watch your grammar and spelling.
I’ve never interviewed for a job before. What are the interviews like and how can I prepare?
The interviewers on campus are similar to interviewers everywhere else – they all have different styles and questions. Some are formal and structured while others are more like a conversation. All interviews on campus will be interested in your availability (hours/times), your interest in the specific office and job, and your reliability and work ethic. Take a look at your resume, and think of examples (quick stories) that speak to your abilities, preparation, and interests, in addition to your work ethic and reliability.
Can I be fired from an WSE job?
Policies vary by office, but not showing up for work, and other infractions can (and do) result in dismissal from the position. Ask your supervisor about the work rules when you begin the job, and abide by them.
If I don’t like my WSE job, can I quit?
If you have concerns, bring them up with your supervisor in advance of quitting.If you do quit, give adequate notice. And be aware that if you quit in mid-semester, there may not be many other opportunities posted at that time, and you may lose the opportunity for pay for awhile because of that.
When are new WSE opportunities posted in WabashWorks?
They are posted year round as openings occur, but the vast majority of opportunities are posted shortly before the fall and spring semesters.