UCF looks to fill open campus jobs
Seasonal jobs may have come to an end, leaving many students jobless and back to square one.
With the semester already in full swing, some students may find it more convenient to look for jobs on campus.
On the UCF job site, jobswithUCF.com, students can find which campus departments are hiring, when each job position will become available and when each position is no longer available to apply.
According to the website, the majority of open positions are full time and range from assistant directors to office assistants and even computer specialists.
One of the most popular places on campus — the John C. Hitt Library — hires about 100 students at any time throughout the year, said Meg Scharf, the library's associate director for communication, assessment and public relations.
"Library work may include assisting people at a service desk, using computers to find book and journal information, shelving and sorting books, filing, photocopying, answering the phone and other library duties as assigned," Scharf said. "Expectations for student employee skills differ from library department to department."
Departments with student employees include: circulation, curriculum materials center, interlibrary loan, media services, photocopy and printing services, reference services, special collections and the library at the Rosen campus.
Students looking to apply for jobs can also visit many of the resources on campus, free of charge.
Anika Wong, a senior communication sciences and disorders major, lived on campus for two years and enjoyed the location so much she decided to pursue a job on campus.
"I spoke to current [UCF Housing and Residence Life] and they seemed to love their job. I decided to apply for housing," Wong said. "To be sure my résumé was written to its fullest potential, I visited the Writing Center where they assisted me in adjusting my résumé."
Wong accepted the job and currently works for Towers at Knights Plaza Housing and says she couldn't be happier.
"When applying for a campus job, be sure to include all of your school involvement," she said. "I think [employers] really like to see how much you appreciate being a Knight and utilize what the school has to offer."
With nearly 200 faculty positions open to apply online — which are also available for qualified students — many of those openings come from the College of Nursing.
"The College of Nursing has allocated seven new faculty positions to help grow its graduate program and research," UCF senior director for internal communications Christine Dellert said.
According to the UCF College of Nursing website, there will be an annual Nursing Career Fair on Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon.
"The addition of new faculty members will help address the community's need for more master's and doctorate-level educated nurses to fill nurse leadership, management, educator and research positions," Dellert said.
Interested applicants looking for campus jobs are encouraged to visit the University Writing Center and Career Services for questions or guidance for building efficient résumés and cover letters.
Marina Guerges is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @marinaguerges or email her at MarinaG@CentralFloridaFuture.com.