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SBCC offers students job opportunities on and off campus

Starbucks Barista, Garrett Fuller, prepares a latte for a customer on Sept. 22 at the City College Bookstore in Santa Barbara, Calif. “It’s a lot of fun,” Fuller said. “You get to meet a lot of people and I have made quite a few friends.”

City College offers a myriad of jobs and internship opportunities for students on and off campus. 

To be eligible for student employment, students must be enrolled in at least six units for the semester or pre-enrolled for the upcoming semester in at least six units. International students must be enrolled in at least 12 units and must have at least a 2.0 GPA. Students enrolled in less than six units can work permanent or non-permanent jobs as hourly employees.

“I really enjoy working at City College, they prioritize school over work and are flexible around my class schedule,” Student Representative, Abrianna Rentería-Martinez, said. “You also get to meet a lot of people on campus, I’ve made so many friends.” 

Student jobs on campus can offer benefits such as proximity to class, competitive wages, flexible work schedules, and working with fellow students. 

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Applying for a job can vary based on the employer, all job applicants must fill out an application and complete a new hire packet request form. Some employers may require a resume and a cover letter. 

The job connections page offers students job opportunities and internships. There, students can look up on-campus or off-campus jobs or internships and search for specific employment opportunities they may be interested in. 

The difference between internships and student job opportunities is, internships have specific learning objectives and often relate to a particular major or potential career field.

“Internships allow you to test drive a career,” Internship Coordinator, Christina Maguire, said. “They have an aspect of mentorship that is embedded in that role.”

Work study is a resource for students who receive financial aid. Students in work-study will often be working the same jobs as other student employees but they are paid through the federal government instead of the City College budget. A student must be granted a work-study award along with financial aid to be eligible. However, any student receiving financial aid can request a work-study award. 

The Career Center is a resource for students seeking jobs or internships and don’t know where to begin. 

“We are always here to help,” Career Center Director, Chris Phillips, said. “We can coach students for interviews, look over resumes and help find a job or internship that is suited for each student’s needs.”

Students looking for jobs can also attend the State Street job fair that is being held on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 3 – 6 p.m. 

The job fair will offer the ability for students to connect with over 50 employers who are seeking applicants for part-time and full-time jobs.

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