"Research suggests that an appropriate amount of work performed during the school year can increase a student's likelihood for college persistence as well as contribute to higher GPA's" (Pascarella and Terenzini, 2005).
The Student Employment Program is part of the Career Development Center and is focused on helping students prepare to enter the "career development journey" as well as the job or internship search process by providing work opportunities, professional development resources, and a consistent connection to the Career Development Center. At Loyola, Student Employment includes: On-Campus Employment, Federal Work-Study, and Community Work-Study. Career readiness must start before senior year, it must start as soon as a student begins his or her collegiate journey and one of the ways this is accomplished is to facilitate a robust Student Employment Program!
Employment partnerships are critical as student jobs are in high demand at Loyola! There are over 10,000 undergraduate students and over 50% of them have a Federal Work-Study award. While many of them will keep their pre-college jobs or continue to work with family businesses, hundreds will seek work annually. Supporting managers on-campus as well as in the CBFWS program so that they have the information and resources needed increases our students success!