Early Hiring Event Premiers

K. Patricia Bouweraerts
Student Employee with Wizard the Lizard Image

Wizard the Lizard, TMCC's mascot, gets his ID photo taken by a student employee in the Welcome Center.

The first pre-semester student job fair—a “Student Hiring Event for Fall On-campus Jobs”—is taking place at Truckee Meadows Community College, planned as a convenient and useful option to explore the many student employee positions available.

The Event will take place from July 31–Aug. 11, and in-person interviews will also be scheduled during that time period.

“Student worker positions are great because the supervisor knows that the employee is a student first—they can be flexible when it comes to academic due dates,” said Sidney Sullivan, Career Center Program Manager. “Students can also really get to know the campus, the College and its systems, and meet or network with faculty and other staff members.”

Added perks to on-campus jobs include gaining work experience.

“Students can build their skills and establish a work history and gather references,” Sullivan added.
Jobs include regular student employment, work-study, the Regents Service Program, and off-campus work-study with the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, and Washoe County School District (WCSD).

“The Career Center is open all summer long from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to help staff with posting jobs, and with students applying for the fall positions,” she said.

Steps for the Event

The Hiring Event is taking place earlier this year due to the September launch of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) statewide employee finance and human resources (HR) application called Workday®, a new enterprise software for the System.

“Apply early because some of the positions will only be open until filled,” Sullivan said. “Some staff members may interview the second week, but other positions might be filled by that time.”

Students may start looking at available job postings as soon as the end of July:

  1. Positions posted to CareerLink.tmcc.edu before July 31
  2. Students build an account on CareerLink to access job postings
  3. Apply directly to the hiring manager with resume and student worker application (a link to student worker application is provided in CareerLink)
  4. Also, submit financial aid award letter if eligible for work-study

“Students who’ve worked for College departments and offices are well-equipped when it’s time to apply for a job in their career fields because they’ve developed professional etiquette and the soft skills that employers are demanding,” Sullivan adds. “There’s even professional development and trainings that the general student population may not know about.”

For more information, please contact the Career Center.