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Work-study and student assistant positions are challenging real-world opportunities designed to prepare you for a career.

Students are essential to LCC's operations and contribute to the success of the college in ways that are measurable, assessable, and substantial.

Student Employment Service provided by Career Connections for Students

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Career Connections for Students


Expectations of Student Employees

Students are expected to be punctual, enthusiastic, professional; to follow directions, and to be creative and resourceful when unstated work needs to be done.

Positions are competitive and not all students who apply will receive student employment. Present yourself professionally and enthusiastically for open positions, the same way you would if you were applying for outside positions.


Frequently Asked Questions about Student Employment

Login to Career Connections for Students, LCC's Job Service site for students.

Student username and password required.

Login to Career Connections for Students, LCC's Job Service site for students.

Review application instructions for any job you are interested in. Applications may be accepted online or in person. Supplemental documents may be required. Please read instructions and follow them carefully.

It is common for employers to ask for the following items:

  • Resume
  • Class schedule
  • Work study authorization from Financial Aid

See these web pages:

  • Jobs at LCC - list of full and part-time (non student) employment at LCC.
  • Job Search Sites - list of popular job search aggregates (search engines, state, temp agencies, city, county, school and industry specific jobs.

Work Study

Available to qualifiying students that receive federal and state aid. Complete the FAFSA to see if you qualify or check in at Financial Aid.

Student Assistant/Help positions

Posted by departments that don't have work study budgets, or those who have exhausted their work study funds.

To qualify for work-study positions you must complete the FAFSA. Check in at Financial Aid to find out if you are eligible for work-study.

Types of Work Study

  • Federal work study for residents and non-residents of Washington State.
  • State work study for Washington State residents only.

Both programs are an authorization to work and are a type of student aid. Financial need is determined by the Financial Aid Department.

To qualify for work-study positions you must complete the FAFSA. Check in at Financial Aid to find out if you are eligible for work-study.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be eligible for federal/state financial aid.
  • You must enroll in at least 6 credits required to complete your degree or certificate.
  • Your financial aid file must be complete, all documents submitted, and the financial aid staff must award you before you can begin working.

If you do not qualify for financial aid, you may still apply for Student Assistant/Help positions.

Grades

You are paying a lot for your classes. If our student employment positions negatively impact your ability to study and get good grades (no less than a 2.0 grade point average), we will discontinue student employment. Please prioritize your studies.

Performance

Your ability to do the tasks associated with your position and support your team with a positive attitude is important. Student employment can be terminated for performance based reasons.

Department Allocations

Each department has a maximum allocation for student employment. Once the department has exhausted funds, we are required to discontinue employment. There could, however, be funds available through other departments, and you may be encouraged to pursue those positions.

Student Allocations

There are maximum annual awards that each student can receive through Financial Aid. These allocations take grants, scholarships, loans, and work study into consideration. You may choose to relinquish other types of aid in order to continue to receive work study hours.

Wages for student employment vary by position title and by employment type, and currently pay no less than $11.00 per hour.

Students may work a maximum of 19 hours per week while attending LCC. Open positions are adjusted to meet students' academic schedules whenever possible.

 

Contact Career & Employment Services

Make an appointment to meet with a career specialist through the Entry Center by calling (360) 442-2311. Walk-ins welcome during regular business hours.

 Career Services in Admissions Center

  (360) 442-2330
 careerhlp@lowercolumbia.edu

 Jenny Smith, Program Specialist II

 (360) 442-2336
 jsmith@lowercolumbia.edu

 Heather Wooldridge, Career Specialist

 (360) 442-2333
 hwooldridge@lowercolumbia.edu

 Steven Chapman, Career Specialist

 (360) 442-2337
 schapman@lowercolumbia.edu

For assistance with Work-Study Positions

  Marisa Geier, Director, Financial Aid
   (360) 442-2391
  mgeier@lowercolumbia.edu

For assistance with Student Help Positions (non work-study)

  Career & Employment Services
   (360) 442-2330
  careerhlp@lowercolumbia.edu

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