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For Current Students

Our Career Center is here to help you – starting on your first day of college and yes, even after you graduate.

We will help you every step of the way. Meet with us your first semester and throughout your college career. We'll offer strategies and guidance to help you be successful now and after graduation, whether you launch a professional career or attend graduate school.

Our Career Center works when you use it. Ask our alumni, or take look at our graduate survey employment data. It shows the level of success our recent alumni had in landing professional positions and acceptance into graduate schools.

The Career Center Portal Page holds information and resources that will help you envision ways to use your major, help you with your résumé, and see postings for jobs and internships. 

That is just the start of our services. We invite you to meet with a career advisor or attend Career Center programs where you can learn how to perfect your résumé, do speed mock interviews with regional employers, or secure a dream internship that will boost your professional skills and confidence.

We want to help you be successful and reach your goals. Make an appointment by email at careercenter@sau.edu or call 563-333-6339.

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Even More Ways The Career Center Helps You


Here is a sampling of how we can help:

  • Explore majors and careers with a career advisor. We provide resources, information, and support in finding and pursuing the best career for you.
  • Our career advisors will also help you explore graduate schools, make an informed decision, review your personal statement, and assist with application documents.
  • Throughout the year, we offer programs to help you secure an internship within your major. See our calendar of events to see when we're holding our next session.
  • We will help you ace one of the most important aspects of a job search through mock interviews with employers at the bi-annual Career Boot Camp, Health Sciences Career Boot Camp, or one-on-one with a career advisor.
  • Search BeeCareers for full-time, part-time, internship, work study, and non-work study positions on or off campus. Employers actively seek SAU students and graduates to fill openings, and typically there are 150 positions posted. You can also upload your résumé, post your profile, and sign up for on-campus interviewing.
  • We will help you perfect your résumé, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile. Start by checking out the resources on the portal, then meet with a career advisor to put the final polish on your documents.
  • Use BeeConnection to connect with more than 200 alumni who will share real-world perspective about their profession and your field of interest; offer tips on things you should, or could, be doing now to prepare; and provide other insight and guidance.
  • Once you are fully prepared for a job or internship search, take advantage of BeeReady. This new program matches you with a volunteer career advisor who will coach, guide and encourage you through the search. These advisors are alumni and university friends who already volunteer to answer career-related questions from students through BeeConnection and there are more than 200 willing and ready to help. Contact the Career Center for more information.
  • You can build your professional skills while earning a free, academic credit for a summer internship. Enroll in Experiential Learning 202, a free, one-credit elective course where you will work closely with the Career Center to make sure your summer internship experience is successful.
  • We have jobs on-campus for you, even if you are not eligible for work study. Click the "On-Campus, Non-Work-Study or Temporary" tab below for more information.

Job Opportunities

Looking for a job? We can help you find a position on- or off-campus

Work study positions: Check with Financial Aid to ensure you are eligible for these positions. Learn how to apply here.

Non-work study campus jobs: If you are not work study eligible, you can still work on or near campus in a temporary position. Learn how to apply here

Off-campus jobs: Employers in the surrounding area are always in need of qualified workers. Learn how to apply here

BeeCareers

Bee Careers allows students and alumni to post a profile; search full-time, part-time, work-study, and non-work-study on-campus job and internship listings; upload résumés; and sign up for on-campus recruiting.

The Student User Quick Reference Sheet (PDF) and video tutorial will help you get started.

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On-Campus

Work-Study

There are many student employment opportunities on campus and in the surrounding community, both for work-study eligible and non-work-study students. Watch a video tutorial to learn how to apply for these opportunities. 

Work-study will appear on your Financial Aid award letter. Students can also check with the Financial Aid Office website on Award Letter Next Steps.

Work-Study First-Year Students Attending Orientation

All students attend a training session during Orientation where they learn how to apply for work-study positions on Bee Careers. Jobs are posted July 16. Work-study supervisors will contact students via SAU email or by phone for an interview or to offer a position. We recommend applying as soon as possible because supervisors begin looking at applications and hiring students immediately.

First-Year Students or Transfer Students NOT Attending Orientation

Students apply for jobs on Bee Careers, the student job board. Read the BeeCareers instruction sheet (pdf) or watch a video tutorial to learn how to apply for these opportunities. 

After signing in to BeeCareers, students should change their password and fill out their profile. Jobs are posted July 16. Work-study supervisors will contact students via SAU email or by phone for an interview or to offer a position. It is recommended to apply as soon as possible because supervisors begin looking at applications and hiring students immediately.

Getting Paid

All student workers must complete Direct Deposit. You will need to know your bank account and routing number.

FAQ

Q. How do students apply for work study?
A. It will appear on the students financial aid award letter. Students can also check with the Financial Aid Office or access their financial aid information online.

Q. Should freshmen or new students work during their first year in college?
A. YES. By working on campus, students will be interacting with other students, staff, and faculty. Students will be learning to manage their time as well as other responsibilities. We have found that students who work on campus generally remain in school and perform better academically.

Q. How many hours per week do students typically work?
A. Work-study students will work an average of 8 hours per week.

Q. What is the wage rate for student employees?
A. Students are paid $7.25 per hour for a work-study job. They are allowed to earn $1,850.00 during the academic year. Students eligible for work-study are given the opportunity to apply the earnings from their work-study job toward their tuition, or they may elect to have their earnings deposited into their checking or savings account. They will need a routing number and account number for their bank account and must sign up for direct deposit on Beeline.

Q. Are work-study positions guaranteed to all incoming students if they have been awarded work-study?
A. No. Most offices will have returning students who are always given preference before the new work-study students are hired. If students do not have the times available to work, or they don't have the skills necessary for the position, they will not be hired as quickly as other students. This does not mean that the student will never get a job. Athletes will have a hard time getting jobs other than athletic positions because of their practice schedules and games. They may be on a waiting list or not working their first semester in school. All students who do not have a work-study position their first semester should visit the BeeCareers website during the fall semester after registering for spring classes to look for and apply to those open positions.

Q. How do students new to St. Ambrose University apply for a work-study job?
A. A training session will be set up for all students who are eligible for work-study during new student orientation. On July 16, students will be able to apply for any jobs in which they meet the qualifications and have the available hours to work. Work-study supervisors will contact students via SAU email or by the cell phone number listed on their application. Students will be instructed to check and read their SAU emails frequently after July 16.

Q. What do students do if they want a job and did not receive employment?
A. Students should continue to visit the BeeCareers website at least once a week or more to investigate open positions.

Q. Are there jobs on campus where students can do their homework?
A. There are some campus jobs which require students to answer phones or assist other students when needed. These are the jobs in which students may have time to study. However, many of these positions are being phased out. The initial purpose of having a work-study program was to teach students the responsibilities of a work environment.

On-Campus, Non-Work-Study, or Temporary

Non-Work Study

On or after July 16, you can directly apply for non-work-study positions at the Children's Campus, with Wellness and Recreation, or in the Weight Room. Supervisors will contact students via SAU email or by phone to schedule an interview or offer a position.

If you want to get a head start before July 16, you can complete a cover letter and résumé using a "demo" position on BeeCareers. Read this Student Guide  (pdf) or watch this video tutorial to learn how to apply.

SAU Children's Campus (infant and pre-school childcare center)
See below

Wellness and Recreation Center and Weight Room
Do you want to work for SAU Wellness and Recreation and/or in the Weight Room? Register on our job posting website, BeeCareers, and follow the instructions. You can check out descriptions for weight room supervisor and sports official positions below. 

Security
Do you like to help people and want to contribute to a safe campus community? See the job description and application below. You should also complete the Security Schedule (pdf).

Sodexo Food Service
You can be a barista in the Beehive Coffee Shop, a cafeteria worker in Cosgrove, or work in the food court in the Rogalski Center. To apply for Sodexo jobs, do so online at sodexousa.jobs. First, type in Davenport, IA and do a search for open positions. If you see one that catches your interest, click "Apply Now" to fill out an application.

If you've attended SAU for at least one semester, you can apply for these positions: 

Student Success Center Tutor
You can tutor your fellow college students by working through the Student Success Center. You must first be recommended by a faculty member.

Resident Advisor (RA)
RAs foster community among residents on a residence hall floor. They receive training and plan programs, resolve conflicts, document behavior issues, and enforce university policy. Residence Life will notify students via SAU email when RA applications are being accepted.

New Student Seminar Peer Assistant
Peer assistants serve as a student co-instructor with a faculty or staff member for New Student Seminar (NSS). All peer assistants must attend all NSS classes, which meet for 50 minutes twice a week for 15 weeks.

STARS (Students Trained as Role Models)
STARS work during summer orientations and lead groups to various offices, answer questions, act in skits, and spend time with the new first-year students.

Food Court Worker

Student workers are needed in the Rogalski Center Food Court. Hours are flexible depending upon your schedule and how many hours you would like to work.

Times available: 
Weekdays (3-10:30 p.m. M-Th; 2-7:30 p.m. Friday) and/or weekends (11 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:20-10:30 p.m. Sunday). Start time may be later depending on your class schedule. We have some students that work 5-10:30 p.m. and students that get us through the dinner or lunch rushes, such as Noon-2 p.m. or 4-9 p.m.

Duties:

  • Work the different front-of-the-house stations: Pizza, Grill, Starbucks, Freshen's, Stack's Deli, and prep
  • Clean and sanitize workstations, counters, steam tables, and other equipment.
  • Interact with customers
  • Closing Duties: Sweeping, mopping, stocking, and closing down stations

Uniform:
Students should dress in black pants, black shoes, hair should be pulled away from face, and no jewelry, fake nails, or nail polish is allowed. We will provide a blue polo shirt.

Supervision Received:
Work under direct supervision and follow standard procedures and written instructions to accomplish assigned tasks.

Wage
$8.50/hour paid every two weeks by Sodexo. Apply online for this position at sodexousa.jobs. If you are interested in the position, click "Apply Now" and complete the application.

Security Student Worker

Wages: $7.25/hour
Hours: 8+ hours per week

Download application (pdf)

Students provide an active and alert presence at a front desk in residence halls, the gym, off-campus properties, or the operations desk in the Rogalski Center.

Duties include checking IDs as required and providing information and assistance to all questions and calls. Criminal Justice majors are preferred. Students who work in Security provide a high level of visibility on campus and are expected to adhere to campus rules and regulations. Students must show up to work on time every day they are scheduled to work. Students are expected to work rotating Saturdays and Sundays at least twice per week according to schedule. Students can be scheduled any time between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. M-F as their class schedule allows. Security students work an average of 12-15 hours per week.

Security student workers will have training before school starts. All paperwork – including required identification – must be completed at that time or the student will forfeit their job to another student worker.

Application Information
Print out the application and schedule and mail it to the address below. For any information or concerns, call the Career Center at 563-333-6339. If you are on campus, stop by the Career Center and fill out an application and leave it with Kiley Schmidt.

St. Ambrose University
Attn: Kiley Schmidt, Career Center
518 W. Locust Street
Davenport, IA 52803

Barista

Position Summary:
Greets customers, mixes and serves hot and cold beverages such as coffee, espresso, cappuccino, café latte, tea, chai, and fruit blend drinks.
Arranges coffee bar/cart supplies and cups/mugs to make attractive displays.
Maintains bar/cart area in a neat and sanitary manner.
Records all sales, collects money, operates a cash register and follows all cash handling procedures as required.
May operate a cash register.
May sell food items.
May maintain inventory, stock, and requisitions.
Prepares hot and cold food to make attractive items.
Other duties as assigned.

Typical Knowledge and Skills:
Applies basic skills and may develop advanced skills using tools and equipment appropriate for the position. Ability to effectively communicate and receive information in a manner easily understood by fellow employees.

Typical Requirements:
Education or Equivalent Experience: High school diploma or equivalent.
Supervisor/Managerial Experience: None
Function Specific Experience: No previous experience required
Certification Requirements: None

Supervision:
Works under direct supervision and follows standard procedures and written instructions to accomplish assigned tasks.

Working Conditions:
Work is performed in an area that is adequately lighted and ventilated.

Physical Demands:
Specific physical characteristics and abilities are required to perform the work, such as agility, dexterity and long periods of walking, standing, bending, carrying or lifting supplies and equipment weighing 30 pounds or more.

Wage:
$8.50/hour

Bring your original social security card and driver's license with you to school in the fall. A birth certificate or passport can be substituted for a social security card. Without proper ID, you will not be allowed to work.

Apply online for this position at sodexousa.jobs. If you are interested in the position, click "Apply Now" and complete the application.

Weight Room Supervisor

Weight Room Supervisors are responsible for the safety of individuals in the weight room by providing a positive atmosphere and thorough customer service to all patrons.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide customer service to all patrons.
2. Maintain supervision of Weight Room and patrons.
3. Prohibit unsafe behavior in the Weight Room. Provide spotting for patrons, if needed.
4. See that all policies regarding the weight room are enforced.
5. Communicate all issues with Wellness and Recreation, Security, and Athletics.
6. Provide assistance to individuals using the weight room facility and its equipment.
7. Verbally remind patrons to re‐rack weights first, before helping re‐rack if necessary.
8. Make a thorough check of the weight room facility and the equipment for cleanliness/problems  
9. Clean machines thoroughly during each shift.
10.  Keep desk and surrounding area clean.

Qualifications
1. Enrollment in an SAU academic program.
2. Knowledge of exercise equipment and spotting techniques.
3. Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills to effectively interact with the patrons.
4. Organizational skills, time management skills, and leadership skills.
5. A thorough knowledge of all Wellness and Recreation rules and regulations.
6. Willingness to enforce all rules and regulations.
7. Commitment to both safety and customer service.
8. The ability to utilize emergency training (CPR, First Aid, AED, and Blood Borne Pathogen) when necessary.
9. A pleasing personality and professional appearance.
10. Ability to maintain order (cleanliness of facility) and supervision in the weight room.

Majors Required: Kinesiology/Human Performance & Fitness, Exercise Science, Sports Management
Application: Submit a Student Employment Application and a Schedule of Availability on Bee Careers.  
Wages: $7.25/hour
Hours: 8 hours/week

Sports Official

NON‐STUDENT ATHLETES PREFERRED

Students will be working in the Lee Lohman Arena and Wellness and Recreation Center located on campus. Any off‐campus sites are less than a 5-minute drive.

Students are responsible for officiating intramural games/matches and enforcing rules and regulations while encouraging good sportsmanship.

Students will also be required to end activities when the potential for danger/injury becomes evident. This includes settling minor disputes and altercations. Possession of conflict management skills desired.

Knowledge of intramural rules and operations is preferred, but not required. 

No prior officiating experience is necessary; training is provided.

Children's Campus

About the Children's Campus

The St. Ambrose University Children's Campus (SAUCC) is a childcare center for children 8 weeks to 6 years old. It is seven blocks from the main campus on the southwest corner of Lombard and Marquette streets. Students walk during warm weather. The city bus also is available and stops in front of McCarthy Hall. The bus is free for St. Ambrose students with student ID. Bus schedule provided.

Application Information: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a Student Employment Application and a Schedule of Availability on Bee Careers.

Wage: $7.25/hour
Hours: 8+ hours per week

Classroom Helper

The student employee is responsible for assisting with program activities and providing help to teachers in all areas of the classroom program. This includes, but is not limited to, supervising children, communicating with parents, and providing a healthy and safe environment for children.

The student employee will also assist with cleaning duties in the classroom. Responsibilities in order of importance are:

  • Assist in maintaining consistency in implementation of caring routines used in the center including, toileting, meals, nap, snacks, playground, and clean-up routines.
  • Establish and maintain an open, friendly, warm relationship with children, and communicate with children at their level.
  • Use positive reinforcement techniques and appropriate steps in discipline to help children build internal controls.
  • Assist in maintaining a safe, clean environment, communicate with parents, teachers, and staff through informal discussions and the communication notebook, and be knowledgeable of and abide by center policies.

Students must purchase a polo shirt to wear with khakis or slacks. Additionally, a current physical and record of immunizations are required.

Required Majors: Psychology, Elementary Education, or Early Childhood Education

Kitchen Help

The student employee is responsible for working in the kitchen to set up lunchtime meals for the children and staff. The student employee also will assist with cleaning duties after lunch and maintaining a safe and clean environment. Arriving on time, having a strong work ethic, and dependability are the most important requirements of the job.

Kitchen hours: M-F, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Must be able to work at least 8 hours per week.

Contact


Career Center
Rogalski Center, 2nd floor
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
563-333-6339
CareerCenter@sau.edu

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