Employment opportunities are available for on-campus and off-campus employment. Career Services coordinates and assists students in finding on and off-campus employment.
Types of student employment:
- Federal Work-study
- Texas Work-Study Program
- Internship / Co-op (On-campus Student Assistant)
- Regular Wage Employment (Student Assistant)
Federal Work Study
The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs for undergraduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to a student’s course of study.
Effort is made to place students in jobs related to their academic interests. Need is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Students may work no more than 19 hours per week and are paid minimum wage. The total amount earned by students may not exceed the student’s total Federal Work-Study award. When assigning work hours, your employer or financial aid administrator will consider your class schedule and your academic progress.
Texas Work-Study Program
This program provides on-campus employment for students who qualify on the basis of financial need. To be considered for employment under this program, the student must first apply for the Pell Grant, be enrolled at least half-time, show a need for the earnings to pay for college expenses, and be a Texas resident.
Internship / Co-op (On-campus Student Assistant)
On-Campus internship / co-op employment allows students to integrate academic studies with related work experience. Students may work in an office, for a faculty member in a college department or on special projects. Students will have the opportunity to earn academic credit as well as gain valuable work experience which is necessary to succeed in today’s job market. Students may apply for “On-Campus Internship” jobs in JobLink.
Regular Wage Employment (Student Assistant)
Various employment opportunities are available for students to work part-time on-campus. The positions are open to currently enrolled students. Students may work up to 19 hours a week and work hours are scheduled around a student’s class schedule. Positions are funded by the individual departments and available on a limited basis. Students may apply for “On-Campus Regular Employment” jobs in JobLink. Employment paperwork must be picked up in the Financial Aid office once your placement has been chosen.
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Requirements for On and Off-Campus Employment
These steps are required for on and off-campus Work Study and
Student Assistant jobs:
- Apply for financial aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen and provide proof.
- Obtain an Employment Authorization Packet from the ACC Financial Aid Office, and complete and submit required forms. This is required for all on and off-campus student employee placements.
- Obtain approval and eligibility requirements from the Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. The off-campus work-study placement requires that you work at a 501(C)3 non-profit entity (financial aid recipients only).
- During employment, must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 each semester.
- Maintain six hours of college credit (includes developmental and academic coursework). See Financial Aid for more specifics.
- Obtain approval from the Financial Aid office. This is required before applying for employment in database.
- Register in JobLink and choose “Work Study” as applicant type.
College departments and local, regional and national employers register and post jobs daily in the JobLink. Employers may be seeking to fill part-time, full-time, internship and temporary positions. Many of these jobs are related to degree plans offered at ACC.
Students may register in the free online JobLink 24/7. Registered students and alumni can view and apply for off-campus employment as well as manage multiple resumes and cover letters, participate in career fairs, and schedule on-campus job interviews. Student or alumni may also choose to allow employers to view their resumes and cover letters in the database. Please note: Students applying for Work-Study employment must verify eligibility through the Financial Aid office before registering as a Work Study applicant in the job database.
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