What We Do

In-office services

When visiting our office for a scheduled appointment or drop-in session, we can assist with any of the topics listed below.

Whether you are creating your first cover letter or tailoring a current one, this session with a student employment professional will cover the format and content needed to market your skills for specific part-time positions.

Following this meeting, you will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of a tailored cover letter to an academically relevant job search
  • Create and maintain a cover letter structure that articulates transferable skills
  • Create an action plan to finalize cover letter development

During this session, a student employment professional will help you to understand the format and content needed to market your skills for your part-time job search.

Following this meeting, you will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of a tailored resume for an academically relevant job search
  • Create and maintain a resume structure that articulates transferable skills
  • Identify experiential opportunities to gain academically relevant experience
  • Create an action plan to continue and to finalize resume development

This session with a student employment professional will teach you about resources to help you prepare for your part-time job interview.

Following this meeting, you will be able to:

  • Define the value of the interview to the hiring process
  • Understand steps involved in preparing for an interview
  • Identify interview formats and common interview questions
  • Describe the need to articulate experience and transferable skills in response to interview questions
  • Understand effective interview behavior, etiquette, and communications
  • Identify strategies for interview follow-up

After your part-time interview prep session, you can request a follow-up practice interview. This session will simulate a real interview, and you will receive feedback to continue improving your interview skills.

Following this meeting, you will be able to:

  • Articulate experience and transferable skills in response to interview questions
  • Demonstrate effective interview behavior, etiquette, and communications
  • Understand and identify steps to continue interview preparation

During a job search session with a student employment professional, you will gain a better understanding of the job search process and will develop action items for achieving your job search goals.

Following this meeting, you will be able to:

  • Clarify the purpose of an academically relevant job search
  • Navigate online job posting resources and systems
  • Identify and utilize job search strategies
  • Understand the importance of tailoring job search documents and communications
  • Tailor job search strategies for work-study-eligible positions
  • Identify the next steps in a work-study job search and hiring process
  • Identify the next steps in your job search process

During a brief 15-minute drop-in discussion with a student employment professional, you can ask general questions about work-study and obtain work-study resources.

Following this meeting, you will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of utilizing a work-study award in an academically relevant position
  • Identify the next steps in a work-study hiring process

Students who have been offered a community work-study position should contact fwsjobs@iupui.edu to set up an I-9 verification appointment.

Student employment professionals are available to meet with you confidentially to discuss issues and concerns related to part-time employment.

Some example topics we can discuss and support you through are:

  • Supervisor and co-worker issues
  • Transitioning or separation processes and resources
  • Questions about pay rate inconsistency
  • Unhealthy or stressful workplace situations
  • Debrief of performance reviews
  • Referral to campus resources for harassment, discrimination, and student rights
  • Emergency financial referrals

Virtual services

For your convenience, we offer remote support for your job search documents and individual meetings.

If you need guidance on a resume or cover letter for a part-time job, you can submit it for feedback through our online review link. It can take three to five business days, but is a great tool for those who already have a resume built and prefer digital notes. If you need further guidance or clarity on the content within a resume, we suggest using our one-on-one appointment or drop-in services.

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If you are unable to make it to our office for appointments or drop-ins, you can schedule a virtual appointment. This is the same as our regular 30-minute appointment, but conducted via the digital Zoom platform. When you schedule, just be sure to select the “online” meeting option, and then you will receive instructions in your confirmation.

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Presentations and workshops

We offer a variety of workshops centered on professional development topics. IUPUI faculty, staff, and students can request presentations for classes, organizations, or other student groups. See a full list of those presentations here.

Want more info about the Office of Student Employment? In this short presentation, we will provide a basic overview of our office's services and events available throughout the year.

Need guidance on navigating the IUPUI part-time job search? Select this to walk through JagJobs and consider basics for a part-time job search at IUPUI.

Not sure about resumes or cover letters? Learn the basics of creating documents that best highlight your relevant skills and experiences.

Is your group ready for a resume makeover? In this hour, we will briefly discuss resume writing, and then provide guidance as participants revise their resumes.

We all have skills, but the challenge is selling them! During this hour, participants will consider their skills and recognize how best to sell those to future employers.

Is your group ready for their next interview? In this presentation, we will discuss the basics of interview prep and practice some foundational interview techniques.

Not sure what presentation you need or want? Schedule a 15-minute phone or in-person meeting to select the best-fit presentation for your group.

When you are ready, you may request a presentation.

Be sure to check out our events calendar for other campuswide presentations and workshops!

Annual events

Each year, we offer opportunities for you to find jobs, get recognized for your work, and develop your career skills.

Each year during Weeks of Welcome, our office provides an opportunity for you to connect with nearly 90 on- and off-campus employers with over 1,000 job openings. Whether you’re looking to network or to secure a new part-time job, you’ll want to be sure to stop by. Get details about the Part-Time Job Fair.

During the annual Fall Career Week, we provide an opportunity for you to meet a few employers, spruce up your professional skills, and get a free headshot. Be sure to keep updated on our events for this year’s date!

Each April, we take time to recognize our on- and off-campus student employees during National Student Employment Week in April. You won’t want to miss this week of celebration! Keep up with the events.

In conjunction with the National Student Employment Association, we take time to recognize our on- and off-campus student employees during the second full week of April each year. From our annual awards ceremony to free giveaways to festive, themed events, you won’t want to miss this week of celebration! Keep up with the events.

Outside of our annually recurring events, we offer many other events, workshops, and presentations. Be sure to check out our events calendar to stay updated on more opportunities to engage with us.