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The IUPUI Office of Student Employment provides comprehensive student services designed to empower students to both pursue and succeed in meaningful, academically relevant college work experiences. Through these individual services, as well as our programs, events, and referrals to campus resources, students can obtain and excel in work experiences that enhance academic and professional growth.

Service Description

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*

*Available as drop-in only

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.

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 issues
  • 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