The Virtual Job Fair runs annually MAY 15 - AUGUST 24
Seek employment before arriving on campus in the fall.
Departments look for candidates now to fill openings in their department. Most accept emailed resumes. Many have applications available on their website.
Students interested in specific departments or jobs are encouraged to contact the departments directly.
Openings for Fall 2018 are listed to the right
or scroll below on mobile devices
- Contact departments directly!
You contact departments directly and they will let you know how to apply for their positions. Instructions on how to apply are listed within the job posting.
If you are calling or walking into a department to inquire about a job,
always ask for the person who does the hiring of student employees.
- Review postings daily.
On our site click on CURRENT VACANT POSITIONS. (International students can apply only
for GSA positions.) These postings change often. Take a
moment each day to review them. Do not hesitate to approach a
department you would like to work for even if they do not have a job
posting on the SES site. Do not hesitate to approach 10 or 12 or even 15
- Create a resume.
You may not have a lot of work experience, but create a resume anyway.
List the jobs you have held and the skills you bring to the
table. Keep it simple. Use white paper and black ink and make sure
there are no misspellings.
- Don’t assume departments will contact you
after you’ve applied.
Assume that after a reasonable amount of time
has passed that you will need to contact them to inquire about the
status of your application. (7 to 10 days seems reasonable).
- Let employers know if you are going to be in the area
during CMU’s break periods.
Many employers are looking for student
employees who will be available to work between semesters, Spring Break or during the Summer.
- Will you be at Central Michigan University for 3, 4 or 5 years?
Let CMU employers know this. Employers prefer to spend their time
training employees planning to be around for a few years.
- Be persistent!
Don’t give up seeking that on-campus position you would like to
have. Prospective employers appreciate and remember your
eagerness and enthusiasm.
aka "The Red Card."
*offered and accepted a position