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Office of Career Connections

Work Experience

Part-time Jobs

Do you need a part-time job while pursing your degree?

The Office of Financial Aid Services works with employers, both on-campus and off, to help you find the part-time job best suited to your capabilities and schedule.

Federal Work-Study Program

Federal Work-Study (04) is a federally subsidized work program, which provides on-campus employment opportunities to eligible undergraduate and graduate students with financial need. To apply and be considered for Federal Work-Study, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If eligible, a Federal Work-Study award must be included in the student's financial aid package, which is determined by the Office of Financial Aid Services.

To find out what federal work-study positions are available are available check the Financial Aid web site. If you have any questions, contact Kymyatta Gardner at 318-342-5330 or send an e-mail to gardner@ulm.edu.

Off Campus
Job Location and Development Program

The Job Location and Development Program (JLD) locates and develops off-campus job opportunities for students who are currently enrolled at ULM regardless of financial need or academic progress. JLD jobs may be part time or full time, for either a for-profit or nonprofit employer. Students are paid 100% by the employer.

To find out what part-time positions are available check the Financial Aid web site. If you have any questions, contact Kymyatta Gardner at 342-5330 or send an e-mail to gardner@ulm.edu.


What is an academic internship?

It is an on-the-job learning experience that connects classroom preparation with the professional world of work

An internship provides the student intern with paraprofessional work experience in a particular work environment connected with the student's course of study

Student interns work under the supervision of practicing professionals, under the advisement of ULM faculty/staff, in pursuit of specific learning objectives

Academic internships may or may not involve academic credit and/or monetary compensation

Academic internships may occur during an academic semester or during a break between semesters

What are some of the advantages for students?

Students can see how what they learn in classes applies to real-world employment, often leading to improved academic performance

Students can gain a competitive employment advantage by acquiring relevant work experience that is attractive to employers

Students can explore their interests and career options, "trying out" one or more career paths while still in school

Students can acquire relevant work skills and positive work habits

Students can expand their range of future employment contacts

Students can add a valuable line item to their resumes.

What are the advantages for employers?

Employers expand their range of potential employees with relevant skills

Employers help build up the area's skilled work force

Employers support the University of Louisiana Monroe, thus strengthening the economic and educational base of Northeast Louisiana

Job Placement

So you have spent the last few years obtaining your degree and now it is time to start thinking about putting that degree to work for you. But how do you do that? How do you start your job search?

The Office of Career Connections can help you. We work with students and alumni on resume preparation, interview skills, and job search resources.

Make an appointment to start your career path today! Register online and then call or email us to set up an appointment to work with a Career Advisor.