Kansas University students looking for a part-time job can shorten their search by visiting this week's job fair.
About 25 campus employers are expected to be in the Kansas Union lobby from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday for the fair, according to Julie Cooper, associate director of the student financial aid office.
The fair is sponsored each fall by the Office of Student Financial Aid. In addition the financial aid office posts on-campus and off-campus job opportunities on a bulletin board outside 22 Strong Hall.
Most campus jobs pay minimum wage, $4.25. A few requiring special skills and experience may pay more.
Many offices are looking for students eligible for work-study, a federal financial aid program that provides 70 percent of students' wages. The college employer pays 30 percent.
"Thousands of students are eligible for work-study, but only about 1,000 request consideration for work-study in their financial aid applications," Cooper says. Many work-study jobs go unfilled each semester.
Ten percent to 15 percent of KU's students work on campus. Campus jobs and work-study programs offer students alternatives to taking out loans or can help reduce loan needs.