Otterbein students can earn a paycheck working in campus departments
Cardinal Careers and the university federal work-study program offer a wide range of job positions
There are several unfilled university job positions that Otterbein students can apply for on Cardinal Careers.
After logging into the site, students can see October openings that include: assistant in alumni relations, marketing and communications student worker, administrative assistant in the religion and philosophy department, math teaching assistant, OtterFit personal trainer and more.
Sonja Govedarica, a junior finance major and employee in the admission office, said she saw a job opening on Cardinal Careers, applied, and now feels like she is gaining valuable work experience.
“I like my job because I am part of a pivotal moment in our visiting students' lives. I like seeing their excitement when they visit campus, and I get to spread my love for Otterbein," said Govedarica.
Kirsten Crotte, senior associate director of financial services, said the math department, IT services, institutional advancement and OtterFit trainers are some of the higher paying student jobs on campus.
“The rate of pay really reflects the level of experience needed for the job, so if you’re answering a phone or making copies for a department it's certainly going to pay less than if you are answering help desk calls at the IT office because that’s a different level of experience," said Crotte.
Some students, depending on their financial eligibility, may be able to participate in the federal work-study program, which makes up roughly half of on-campus jobs. Jobs can become available in both spring and fall, but turnover is very low.
Crotte said the university hires over a thousand students each year. Since Otterbein only receives a certain amount of federal work-study dollars, they need students to fill department paid positions.
Jobs are available to all students, but they do have to attend school at least half-time.
Sierra Lawhead, a senior art major and three-year employee at the bookstore, said the job helps financially and for connections on campus.
Crotte said that students are often re-hired into positions. Forms must be filled out again, but if a student leaves campus or the surrounding area for the summer, their supervisor can re-offer the position to them when the next school year begins.
The academic support center often hires students for note taking and tutoring. Additionally, the athletics department hires often, as well as the Point.
For questions on how to use Cardinal Careers, students can contact the Center for Career and Professional Development.