Frequently Asked Questions
I have no previous job experience. Does that mean I am not qualified?
Do not let lack of work experience discourage you from applying. We take into account all types of student engagement so don’t leave out volunteer and extra-curricular activities in your resume. Some of our best student employees started with little work experience but they demonstrated great attitude and initiative, established a track record of reliability and responsibility in their extra-curricular activities, and showed a potential to learn and develop in the position they pursued.
Can I apply for more than one position?
Yes, you are welcome to apply to more than one position. However, because we are in contact with various applicants and conduct multiple interviews in any given day, please inform the hiring manager if you have been previously contacted by someone about another position in our department. This is for informational purposes only and does not void your application.
What happens after I submit my application?
Your application form, resume, and cover letter will be reviewed by the hiring manager(s). Qualified individuals will be invited to a face-to-face interview with a panel of student and professional staff. A deliberation is conducted after each interview.
How long should I wait before I call the office to follow up?
The hiring managers have established a rigid timeline and will notify successful candidates at the appropriate time. It is not necessary to call the office to check on the status of your application as the receptionists do not have access to your information.
Will I be notified even if I didn’t get the job?
Applicants who were interviewed but not hired will be notified by e-mail.
I submitted my application as soon as the position was posted. Does that increase my chances of getting the job?
No. Employment in the Student Center is very competitive thus creating a highly selective hiring process. While promptness is important it is not the basis by which we judge an applicant’s eligibility. Remember, however, that if you don’t submit on time, you won’t get an interview!
It has been two weeks since I submitted my application but I have not heard from anyone. What does this mean?
Please be patient while we screen applications as we sometimes receive hundreds of them. Here are some tips to ensure that your application is processed smoothly:
- Answer ALL questions. Do not leave anything blank
- Attach an updated resume and cover letter
- Make sure that your contact information is accurate