Positions may be either full or part-time, and either paid or volunteer (subject to departmental requirements and approval). Students may work during the academic year and/or during the summer and may fulfill the requirement by holding one position or a series of positions. It is recommended that students work at more than one position to gain a greater insight into their field of study.
1. Job registration form
Students must complete an Employment Program Job Registration form, have it approved by their Department Chairperson and return it to the CSPD no later than two weeks following the start of employment. The student will receive a stamped and dated copy of the approved registration form and may begin recording hours.
Job registrations are valid for the academic year or summer for which they are submitted. Jobs must be re-registered for subsequent time frames, but a new form need not be filled out.
2. Hour Sheets
Job hours are valid two weeks prior to the Department Chair's signature date; any hours worked before this date will not be accepted. Hour sheets are due by May 15 for academic year employment and October 1 for summer employment.
3. Progress Reports
Students must complete a Progress Report for each registered position that must be submitted with a hour sheet and self assessment by the required due date. Complete guidelines for both the Progress Report and Self Assessment are available online and in CSPD.
4. Self-Assessment Review
All students must complete a Work Performance Self-Assessment Review, which can be found on the opposite side of the Progress Report. The students are to evaluate their job performance.
5. Capstone Report/Activity
All students must complete a Capstone Report/Activity after finishing their required hours. The Capstone requirements vary by Department.
Upon completion of all required hours, students must submit a resume that should contain all positions worked during the Employment Program, as well as any other work, professional or educational experience. CSPD will assist students in writing resumes if needed. To learn more about resumes, click here.