Gorillas for Hire
Sara Seals | reporter
With a student population of more than 7,000 and only enough on-campus positions to employ roughly 1,000 at a time, competition for positions can be tough.
“The best advice I offer to students looking for an on campus position is to get your resumé looked at,” said Kim Hull, student employment coordinator.
This is one of the services offered free to students at the Career Service Center located on the second floor of Horace Mann. Hull says that students are always welcome to come to the center without an appointment. Regular business hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
With a large variety of on-campus jobs available, Hull says to apply for multiple positions for a greater chance to obtain an on-campus job.
The student recreation center has the largest variety of jobs on campus, ranging from lifeguards and trainers to office assistants.
“We usually have about 70-75 student employees at a time,” said Vince Daino, director of campus recreation. “If we have an intramural going on that number easily jumps to about 100.”
Daino says that the best way to show you care during an interview is to look professional.
“Show us you care about this job.” Daino says. “Don’t come to an interview fresh out of bed with your hair sticking up.”
Another way to get ahead during an interview is with practice. Mock interviews are available to all Pitt State students at the career services center.
Students can take advantage of this service by signing up for a 30-minute appointment on the