Career Services During Coronavirus
As of Monday, March 20, Career Exploration and Services has now transitioned to an entirely virtual model until further notice, as part of our commitment to keeping the UAA community healthy. This means our doors are closed, but we are now available to support you and your career needs online.
- Virtual Appointments: UAA students and alumni can schedule virtual appointments, by phone or video, with Career Services staff for assistance with resumes and cover letters, mock interviews, job search assistance, or career exploration. Log into Handshake with your UA credentials to schedule an appointment.
- Job/Internship Applications: Handshake is still an available and robust resource for those seeking job and internship opportunities.
- Online Resources: Access career tools online for assistance with interest clarification, resume building, industry information, and more.
- Current Internships and Employment: Students presently working in an internship or job should check in with their employer to see if you should still report to work. For those earning credit for your internship, contact your academic advisor for additional information.
- Social Media: Stay up to date with UAA Career Services, job and internship openings, and career tips by following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
- Contact Us: Staff will respond to emails and voicemails Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Call (907)786-6913 to leave a message or email email@example.com
Every year, hundreds of students work on the UAA campus. Working on campus is a great way to gain valuable skills employers want while earning money for college expenses. Career Exploration and Services takes great care in helping students find a job on campus. Start building your skills now!
Search for and apply to on-campus positions through the Careers at UA website. Refine your search by location and employment type.
For resume, cover letter, or mock interview assistance, please contact Career Exploration and Services.
Benefits of Working On Campus
- Develop transferable skills employers want
- Enjoy flexible hours
- Gain experience to build your resume
- Make money to cover college expenses
- Expand your network and meet new people
- Connect with campus resources and get involved
- Make a difference on campus
- Link learning experiences with the classroom
Connect with Campus, Build Your Skill Sets
As a result of on-campus student employment at UAA, students will have the opportunity to develop foundational career competencies desired by employers. Build your resume with these career competencies:
Leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals, and use interpersonal skills to coach and develop others. The individual is able to assess and manage his/her emotions and those of others; use empathetic skills to guide and motivate; and organize, prioritize, and delegate work.
Oral & Written Communication
Ability to articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside the organization. The individual has public speaking skills; and can write/edit memos, letters, and complex technical reports clearly and effectively.
Professionalism & Work Ethic
Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, e.g., punctuality, working productively with others, and time workload management, and understand the impact of non-verbal communication on professional work image. The individual demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior, acts responsibly with the interests of the larger institution in mind, and is able to learn from his/her mistakes.
Teamwork & Collaboration
Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints. The individual is able to work within a team structure, and can negotiate and manage conflict.
Information Technology Application
Leverage existing digital technologies ethically and efficiently to solve problems, complete tasks, and accomplish goals. The individual demonstrates effective adaptability to new and emerging technologies.
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. The individual is able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness.
Global & Intercultural Fluency
Value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions. The individual demonstrates openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals’ differences.
Demonstrated ability to identify and articulate skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences relevant to the position desired and career goals, can identify areas necessary for professional growth. The individual is able to navigate and explore job options, understands and can take the steps necessary to pursue and gain new skills to achieve goals, and understands how to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace (career driven mindset).
Alaska PEAK: Learning Through Work
On-campus jobs are hosted by UAA faculty and staff who are dedicated to your professional development and academic success. These jobs provide immersive learning experience for students to gain valuable skills and experiences while enjoying the convenience of working on campus and balancing academic schedules. You will have the opportunity to engage with faculty and staff across campus and connect with the variety of student support resources UAA has to offer. Build connections between what you’re learning in the classroom and what you’re learning on the job and student employment will help you translate those skills into the future.
To be eligible for student employment, UAA students must be:
- Registered in six or more UA credits
- Be scheduled to work no more than 20 hours a week during the semester as a UAA student employee
Continuing UAA student employees must:
- Demonstrate a record of successfully completing at least six UA credits in previous semesters
- Maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average
- Work no more than 20 hours a week during the semester in a UAA student employee position
The Federal Work Study (FWS) Program is a part-time employment program designed to help undergraduate and graduate students meet the cost of attendance. Certain campus jobs are only available to students who qualify for Work Study. Your eligibility for the program is determined as part of your application for financial aid. Learn about federal work study from the Office of Financial Aid.
Policies and Expectations
UAA student employment positions are intended to offer convenient, on-campus employment opportunities to as many UAA students as possible. In addition, student positions are intended to be part-time, temporary positions that supplement other sources of students’ financial support and promote academic and career development, whenever possible. Student employment classification is not intended to replace temporary employee classification.
The UAA Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs or designee is the MAU approving authority for exceptions to the UA Board of Regents Policy 09.05.00, University Regulation 09.05.00, and/or applicable MAU rules and procedures for any student employee at the Anchorage campus and other UAA community campuses or sites.