Career Services WISE/On-Campus Jobs
The “Wabash Internships and Student Employment” Program (commonly referred to as WISE) provides students with the opportunity to work on campus as part of their financial aid packages, while gaining valuable work experience. All WISE positions are listed on our WabashWorks system through Career Services. The majority of WISE positions are posted at the beginning of each semester, however, they may be posted at any time throughout the academic year. There are WISE positions available in nearly every department and building on campus, as well as a few off-campus in the community. There are also WISE positions available for students of all different skill levels and academic/career interests. For best results, it is recommended that you prepare your resume and begin applying early, and that you apply to many positions that you feel you are qualified for.
Applying For A WISE position
To search for WISE jobs, please login to WabashWorks using your Wabash email and password. WabashWorks will be available for you to sign in for the first time on August 12, 2016. All students will receive additional information about logging in for the first time within a few days of August 12. In the meantime, all students who plan to work a WISE or Federal Work-Study job are strongly encouraged to create or update their resume and weekly schedule of availability - these will be required documents needed to apply for all positions. Some jobs may also require a cover letter or other documents. Please email Career Services if you would like a digital copy of the Wabash resume guide.
If you have any questions or have problems with the WISE Enrollment Form, contact the Business Office at 765-361-6421, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about the WISE program in general, go to the Financial Aid Office’s WISE page at /admissions/finances/wise.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I apply to more than one WISE 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 WISE 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 save each version with a descriptive title (ex: Sports Resume, Science Resume). We recommend that you create and edit your resume in Microsoft Word and keep this document for future use. A Word document is best for submitting your resume to Career Services for a review, too. Before you upload your resume to WabashWorks, "save as" a .PDF file - this will preserve all of your time spent meticulously formatting your resume and ensure that it will look great when opened on another computer!
I need resume help – what do I do?
Feel free to send us your resume – we’re happy to help: email@example.com, 765-361-6414. Be sure to utilize the Resume Guide to get started. 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 interviewers 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. As a college student, it is perfectly acceptable to draw on your academic and extracurricular experiences, as well as work experience.
Can I be fired from an WISE 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 WISE 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 WISE 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 and are filled quickly.