Career Services WISE/On-Campus Jobs
The “Wabash Internships and Student Employment” Program (commonly referred to as WISE) provides students with the opportunity to work on campus as part of their financial aid packages. All WISE positions are listed on our WabashWorks system through Career Services. The majority of WISE positions are posted at the beginning of each semester, however, they may be posted at any time throughout the academic year.
Signing Up For WISE
If you have been awarded WISE eligibility as part of your financial aid package, your first step is to submit an WISE Enrollment Form to the Business Office, indicating your desire to participate in the program. All WISE eligible students are required to submit a new WISE Enrollment Form each year.
If you have any questions or have problems with the WISE Enrollment Form, contact the Business Office at 765-361-6421,firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applying For An WISE position
Since the company who designed and maintained the Wabash Works site no longer exists, we are currently in the process of switching to a new system for constructing and posting student jobs. Students will be able to login and begin applying to active WISE job positions on Wednesday, August 20th and begin working no earlier than Sunday, August 24th. More detailed information about logging into and using the new system will be provided by Monday, August 18th. In the meantime, all students who received WISE work-study or Federal Work-Study are strongly encouraged to update their resume and weekly schedule of availability in anticipation of applying for an WISE job position.
If you have any questions or have problems with the WISE Enrollment Form, contact the Business Office at 765-361-6421, email@example.com.
For assistance with the application process and/or WabashWorks, contact Career Services at 765-361-6414, firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about the WISE program in general, go to the Financial Aid Office’s WISE page at http://www.wabash.edu/admissions/finances/wise.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I apply to more than one WISE job?
Yes! You are encouraged to do so. Just like the ‘real world’, this is a competitive hiring process, and you are not guaranteed employment. All WISE jobs attract multiple students applying for the position.
Can I upload more than one version of my resume into WabashWorks?
It is always better to tailor your resume to the specific position you’re applying for. When you upload different versions, be sure to call them something descriptive (ex: Sports Resume, Science Resume).
I need resume help – what do I do?
Feel free to send us your resume – we’re happy to help: email@example.com, 765-361-6414. Be sure to utilize the Resume Guide (see Step 1 above) to set everything up. Watch your grammar and spelling.
I’ve never interviewed for a job before. What are the interviews like and how can I prepare?
The interviewers on campus are similar to interviewers everywhere else – they all have different styles and questions. Some are formal and structured while others are more like a conversation. All interviews on campus will be interested in your availability (hours/times), your interest in the specific office and job, and your reliability and work ethic. Take a look at your resume, and think of examples (quick stories) that speak to your abilities, preparation, and interests, in addition to your work ethic and reliability.
Can I be fired from an WISE job?
Policies vary by office, but not showing up for work, and other infractions can (and do) result in dismissal from the position. Ask your supervisor about the work rules when you begin the job, and abide by them.
If I don’t like my WISE job, can I quit?
If you have concerns, bring them up with your supervisor in advance of quitting.If you do quit, give adequate notice. And be aware that if you quit in mid-semester, there may not be many other opportunities posted at that time, and you may lose the opportunity for pay for awhile because of that.
When are new WISE opportunities posted in WabashWorks?
They are posted year round as openings occur, but the vast majority of opportunities are posted shortly before the fall and spring semesters.