I have been so excited to share with you one of my favorite parts of Northwestern – my work-study! I work up on the top floor of Zwemer (the most iconic building on campus) in the Advancement Office. The work is fun, the hours are perfect, and the people are amazing! I love my work-study and I highly recommend getting one to those who are considering the idea.
You meet some awesome people.
Since I work alongside the advancement crew nearly every day, I have gotten to know the people in the office pretty well. I have such a blast going in and talking to them during my work hours and helping them with events. I assure you that you will meet people through a work study position who will encourage and support you in and outside of work. They are similar to Northwestern’s professors in that way. You will also get the opportunity to work alongside other students! It is a great way to meet others on campus with similar interests. Which brings me to my next point…
You can find a work study that fits in your area of interest.
Do you like working with technology? You could work AV! Love to plan events? Northwestern’s student activities team plans so many events for the campus. Love to work with social media? There are many positions at Northwestern that need students to work on various social media platforms! These are only a fraction of the work study opportunities at Northwestern. You’ll just have to come and search for your perfect position!
Having little extra money is never bad.
I don’t really need to explain this one, do I?
You have fun!
Every year before Christmas, I get the wonderful job of stringing Christmas lights around campus. It brings me so much joy to set up for the holiday and make Northwestern bright with lighted trees. I also love being able to create Northwestern’s Scholarship Auction poster every year and help sell tickets at Morning on the Green in the fall. Every work study is obviously different and will provide you with a number of various opportunities, but there is no doubt that there will be an element of enjoyment and entertainment in one form or another!