Finding Employment Opportunities
Besides helping students explore career options and learn job search skills, the Career Services Department is your best resource for finding employment opportunities both on and off campus. Our staff work with local, regional and national employers on a regular basis and keep abreast of the employment opportunities they offer.
- Earn spending money
- Develop marketable communication, organization and problem-solving skills
- Develop relationships with supervisors and co-workers for future professional references
- Explore interests and careers
- Learn time management techniques and more
- Research the company
- Research the position
- Research the “fit”
Jobs at UAF: www.uakjobs.com
Student employee waiver: This form is required when a student is requesting to waive current GPA requirements of 2.0 or requesting an overload of greater than 20 hours in student working hours.
Jobs and internships off campus:
Not sure if you qualify for Federal Work Study?
The U.S. Department of Education offers a great program for students with financial need.Funds can be earned through part-time employment.
- Work part-time on campus
- Many departments give preference to Federal Work Study students
Federal Work Study is limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply early!You may already qualify! For more information, contact the UAF Financial Aid Office or visit: www.ed.gov/programs/fws
Internships: Real-world Experience
An internship is a planned, "real world" learning experience that provides an opportunity to gain practical, on-the-job training in a field of interest to you. It serves as a bridge between the classroom and the world of work, allowing you to apply what you have learned inn school to real-life work experiences. You can think of it as apprentice-type training.
Internships are usually short-term, structured and supervised. Because of the emphasis on learning rather than money, internships are often coordinated to provide academic credit. However, internships can offer a stipend or hourly wage only, or a combination of academic credit and pay.