Getting Work Study as part of your Financial Aid can actually help you get that dream job! Work-Study positions can give students the much-needed professional experience today's employers look for in their ideal candidates. Career Services makes it easy for students to connect with employers.
Whatever work opportunities students are looking for, Wildcat JobLink , UA's premier student job listing and campus interviewing system, is their one-stop source. This system contains listings of both local and national student jobs for Work-Study and non Work-Study positions. Wildcat JobLink represents the market’s foremost system developed by nationally recognized universities (including the UA) to ensure the privacy of our students and maintain data security.
Anecdotal feedback indicates strong student satisfaction with work opportunities at the University of Arizona. Many students pursue a variety of internships and part-time work experiences during their academic careers at UA. These students exemplify the potential of UA students who take full advantage of resources available.
Here is some advice from several successful students who utilized UA Career Services:
- Alexis Coury from Glendale, Arizona, graduated in May 2004, with a B.S. in Marketing. She started her college career as a philosophy major but quickly switched to business. A Business Management Associate internship her junior year with General Mills in Scottsdale led to a permanent job starting in July.
- Courtney Cooper from Phoenix, Arizona, graduated in May 2004, with a major in Political Science and International Studies. Like a lot of incoming freshmen, Courtney wasn’t sure of her career goals. The internships she experienced contributed to her decision including a community and economic development internship with an NGO in Peru, a stint with the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires where she hobnobbed with foreign diplomats including then Secretary of State Colin Powell, plus a study abroad experience in Mexico.
- Jessica Malone , a San Diego transplant, graduated in May 2004, majoring in Inter-Disciplinary studies in Business, Communications and Spanish. Jessica worked the Fall Career Fair and found an opportunity at San Francisco’s Gallo Winery in their Management Development Program the summer after graduation.
- Christopher Cafiero, who hails from Phoenix, graduated in May 2004, with a B.A. in Civil Engineering and a minor in Spanish. He too had no good answer to what his career goals were when he began college. Ultimately, he got into Civil Engineering because of his strengths. He held an on-campus research position with a department professor, studied abroad in Madrid and was accepted in the intensely competitive Teach for America program upon graduation.
- Alexander R. Kuch from Michigan, graduated in December 2004, with a B.A. in Political Science. He started his college career with the intention of becoming a stockbroker. His first red flag came during orientation. The program was more structured than he liked and it didn’t take long for him to change course. A Gen Ed class in Political Science dealing with current events and ideologies appealed to him. Alexander interned at the Arizona Attorney General’s office for six months in the Office of Victim Services and spent one Spring Semester in Washington, D.C. on the American University Campus where he attended seminars and interned at the U. S. Department of Education. Exposure to the world of politics has resulted in a re-focused interest into getting into law school and he is particularly interested in civil liberties.
These students are representative of the many students working and learning their way through their college experience here at the University of Arizona. Check out this link to our annual survey.