Some students need to work in order to meet educational and living expenses while others wish to work because they feel the experience can be a valuable part of their education. The skills you obtain from working complement your academic performance and communicate to future employers your ability to succeed in a professional setting.
Working can benefit you in several ways:
Additional financial resources
Acquire valuable work experience
Establish a work record for your résumé
Reduce necessity for student loans
Opportunity for networking with professionals
Opportunity to sample different career choices
Valuable and practical career-related experiences
Exposure to the world of work
Opportunity to enhance fundamental skills such as communication, time management, customer service, and more
Develop a sense of community and involvement with MSU–Great Falls
Studies have shown that students who work do just as well or better academically than non-working students and grades improve as students work more hours per week (up to 20). In addition, it was concluded that working students are more likely to complete a degree program than non-workers.
Please check with any departments on campus you may be interested in working for to see if they have any available Student Worker positions and submit the Student Worker Application and Background Check form directly to that department. If you would like to apply for the Help Desk, please submit the Help Desk Application and Background Check form to Human Resources. You must be actively enrolled as a student to be a student worker.