I hope you’re all having a great week! This week is spring break for me, and I have been enjoying spending time with family and taking a break from school and work before heading back to Luther on Sunday.
Speaking of work, today I’m going to write about work study opportunities at Luther. Having an on-campus job, in my experience, has been an awesome way to help finance my education, gain work experience, meet new people, and have fun. There is a wide variety of positions, and there are always work opportunities available for those who want them.
Currently, I have two work study jobs. One is writing for this blog – which has been fantastic – and the other is being a “Library Assistant” at Preus Library. Basically, I make the book displays, posters, bulletin boards, and other artsy things to decorate and advertise for the library and its various events, activities, and resources, I love art and design, so it has been a great creative outlet for me. Using Photoshop for digital coloring as well as traditional media has been a lot of fun, and I love that every day is different.
But being a blogger or a library assistant are only two of many job opportunities. In the library alone, there are dozens of positions, working at the writing center, circulation, the technology help desk, and the multimedia center. And outside of the library, I have friends who give tours, grade homework, assist professors in science lab classes, sew costumes, and work at the mail center, at the welcome/help desk, at the box office, or in web content. Many first year students start out working in the Caf or doing custodial or grounds crew work, but throughout the year, some take new positions as they open up. There are always new and interesting jobs available for those who want them, and I think that’s really great! I would highly recommend work study as an extracurricular activity here!
If you’re coming to Luther and interested in taking on a work study position, there is an online work study application which can help match you with a job in your area of interest.Other job opportunities are also posted around campus and online throughout the year. You can also find great jobs through recommendations from friends!
I’m really excited to get back to my work study when I’m back on campus. And until then, I’m going to enjoy being home for spring break!
Have a fabulous day!