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Student Employment

Federal Work-Study is a financial aid program funded by the federal government and administered by the university. Students can find employment to help pay for college expenses beyond the tuition bill.  

Open Positions

Students must be awarded Federal Work Study on Self Service Carolina. Please contact Linda Wendel in the Financial Aid office before interviewing for the job. The positions will be updated weekly.

12 hours per week, $8.00 an hour

Main Building, Dr. Helene Maire-Afeli: 864-424-8059, hmaire@mailbox.sc.edu

The laboratory assistant position requires that the worker have some experience in science (at least a high school biology/chemistry course) and a high level of dependability/self-motivation. The duties include lab cleanup (washing dishes, sweeping floors, disposing of trash, etc.), lab preparation/setup, some preparation of solutions dependent on prior experience, and some clerical responsibilities (Xeroxing, filing, etc.). While this position would have many advantages for a student with a science major, the student is only required to have an interest in science and a willingness to learn some specialized techniques (including safety procedures).

12 hours per week, $8.00 an hour

Main Building, Dr. Lee Morris: 864-424-8094, LGMORRIS@mailbox.sc.edu

Lab assistant will help setting up the three biology labs every semester. He/she will also help clean up both the lab and the prep rooms. He/she will also assist the instructor organize campus wide events such as blood drive, AIDS Awareness workshop etc. Assist with research projects also when needed.

12 hours per week, $8.00 an hour

Truluck Gym, Brad Greer: 864-424-8039, greerm@mailbox.sc.edu

Supervise activities in the Truluck Activity Center: be responsible for opening and closing the gym and enforcing school policies pertaining to the center.

12 hours per week, $8.00 an hour

Central Building, Brad Greer: 864-424-8039, greerm@mailbox.sc.edu

Answer phones, greet guests and visitors, make copies, and scan documents, help with orientations and other student related events.

12 hours per week, $8.00 an hour

Central Building, Linda Wendel: 864-424-8078, lmwendel@mailbox.sc.edu

General clerical duties including typing, filing, answering the phone, assisting in mail outs, making appointments. Student will assist other students coming in with Self Service Carolina questions and other general Financial Aid questions. Student will cover office for staff during meetings and other times when staff is required to be out of the office.

12 hours per week, $8.00 an hour

Central Building, Annie Smith: 864-424-8055, alsmith@mailbox.sc.edu

Student Assistant will assist with mailings, event set-up/during/clean up, social media posts and engagements. Website content, writing articles, taking pictures around campus, paperwork, filings, and more

12 hours per week, $8.00 an hour

Main Building, Dr. Maggie Aziz: 864-424-8041, azizma@mailbox.sc.edu

Meet with students either on a one-on-one basis, conduct group study sessions, and /or assist drop-in students, to give the assistance the need, Ability to apply critical thinking skills and problem solving skills to address student’s concerns, Assist students in the development of appropriate study skills, Assist with additional duties as needed, for example, receiving phone calls and taking messages, assisting during student orientations, organizing materials, completing equipment usage agreements for students.

12 hours per week, $8.00 an hour

Main Building, Dr. Andrew Pisano: 864-424-8073, PISANOA@mailbox.sc.edu

Assist students with paper writing assignments by using a specific format & under close training & supervision of English Department.

Student should:

  1. Keep scheduled hours as agreed upon by OSP & English Departments;
  2. Schedule appointments with students who need writing assistance;
  3. Assist students with paper writing assignments;
  4. Notify, in writing, English Professor of visit;
  5. Keep records of visits for assessment.
  6. Proficiency with M.L.A. guidelines required.
  7. Must have completed both English 101 and 102 with a grade of “A”.

12 hours per week, $8.00 an hour

Bookstore, Tanja Black: 864-424-8080, trblack@mailbox.sc.edu

Assist bookstore manager with day to day operations of the bookstore. Duties include:

1) Receiving, stocking, pricing, shelving & selling merchandise. 2) Helping set up displays. 3) Clerical duties such as copying, answering the telephone & greeting customers. 4) Other duties as assigned by Bookstore Manager.

12 hours per week, $8.00 an hour

Nursing Building, Lynn Edwards ,RN: 864-424-8030, Edwar342@mailbox.sc.edu

Performs clerical functions as requested by administrator (e.g. copying, filing, word processing, faxing, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring clerical functions for the department/site are performed in an accurate and timely manner. Prepares written materials (e.g. reports, memos, letters, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference and/or conveying information. Participates as needed in Career Fairs and Education at local schools. Processes documents and materials for the purpose of disseminating information to appropriate parties. Other functions: Assist other personnel for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.

11 hours per week, $8.50 an hour

Carlisle Municipal Building, Mayor Mary-Ferguson Glenn: 864-427-1505, townofcarlisle@aol.com

Duties will include helping in the GED class with exercise and nutrition program. Also providing help with the after-school program by helping with homework and with computer activities as well as some general office work.

11 hours per week, $8.50 an hour

Monarch School Building, Mickey Connolly: 864-429-1733, mickeyc@union.k12.sc.us

Duties will include helping students in the area of literacy. Student will provide more individual help for students who have parents who cannot read and other duties as assigned by supervisor in the Multimedia center.

11 hours per week, $8.50 an hour

Buffalo School Building, Tammy Fisher: 864-429-1730, tfisher_bes@union.k12.sc.us

Duties will include helping students in the area of literacy. Student will provide more individual help for students who have parents who cannot read and other duties as assigned by supervisor in the Multimedia center.

11 hours per week, $8.50 an hour

Carnegie Library Building, Rita Drinkwine: 864-427-7140, rdrinkwine@unionlibrary.org

Be able to provide help in the library through varies duties such as: light lifting up to 30 lbs., reaching, bending, pushing book carts, etc. as needed. Using the online circulation system, check books and other materials in or out. Assist with inventory of all library materials. Assist patrons in the use of the photocopier, the printer and the online catalog and computers generally. Perform other duties as needed.


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