Overview of Student Services

Services

Part-Time Job Search Strategy

During a job search session with a student employment professional, you will gain a better understanding of the job search process and take away action items to work on toward your job search goals.

After this session, 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

Work-Study Discussion*

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

After this session, 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.

*Available as drop-in only

Part-Time Resume Development

Whether you are creating your first resume or enhancing a current one, this session with a student employment professional will help you to understand the format and content needed to market your skills for your part-time job search.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of a tailored resume to 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

Part-Time Cover Letter Development

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.

After this session, 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 continue and to finalize cover letter development

Part-Time Interview Prep

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

After this session, 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

Other Student Employment Appointments

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

Below are some examples of topics we can discuss and support you through:

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

Mock Interview

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.

After this session, 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