Beginning this week, CSU students will have a more robust program for student employment at the university. The change will leverage the strengths of both the CSU Career Center and the Office of Financial Aid and was motivated by a desire to best align their services to students and the CSU community through robust opportunities and career development.
By moving non-financial aid components of student employment into the Career Center, a more student-centered approach will be achieved and better contribute towards CSU’s student success goals.
The Career Center and the Office of Financial Aid see student employment as a crucial part of a student’s career journey and holistic development. Student employment is recognized as an emerging high-impact practice at the university.
The transition will allow off-campus employers one point of access to recruit students for part-time, internship and full-time positions. It also will allow on-campus employers additional tools to provide their students with employment opportunities that enrich students’ career readiness and intentionally build career competencies into their student job opportunities.
- Oracle Approvals – OFAPay@colostate.edu
- Payroll Questions – hr_service_center@Mail.Colostate.edu
- Job Posting Questions – email@example.com
- Awarding of Work Study Questions – firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently asked questions
1. What is moving to the Career Center and what is staying with the Office of Financial Aid?
New hire paperwork for students, payroll, awarding of work study, and the Oracle functions of student employment will remain with the Office of Financial Aid.
The Career Center will manage job postings and job development, JobX, employer resources and consultations, student training and programs (such as Student Employee of the Year, future student employment focused events, etc.), and student advising (as it relates to finding part-time on and off-campus employment).
2. How do I post a student position?
Employers can post on either or both of the online posting websites.
For part-time, on-campus student hourly, off-campus hourly and work-study positions via JobX, visit the Job Posting Service website for more information.
For internships, career/full-time opportunities via Handshake, visit the Handshake website for more information.
3. What will be different for student supervisors due to the transition?
With this change, students will be provided with seamless support and developmental direction. The Career Center team welcomes the opportunity to work with supervisors to create job opportunities for students, assist with job/internship postings and work with supervisors to develop your student employees. If in doubt, contact The Career Center at 970-491-5707.