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AACC helps students find work on campus

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Payton Thompson
Second-year environmental science student Parinaaz Patel, left, and second-year creative writing student Robert Rogers work at the desk of the Truxal Library.

Students can find on-campus jobs and internships through a new platform called Riverhawk CareerConnect.
Through the platform, students can apply for full-time, part-time and seasonal work.
“It allows more students to [work on campus] and reduces barriers, such as transportation cost or time where [the job] might already be on campus,” Cathy Doyle, the director of the Sarbanes Center for Career and Civic Engagement, said.
Some of the paid jobs require applicants to qualify for work study.
Circulation assistant Parinaaz Patel, who works at the Truxal Library, said having a job on campus helps her balance work and school.
“It gives me the most flexibility with the school schedules as well as the close proximity to my classes,” second-year environmental science student Patel said. “So I am able to stay on campus the entire day, work and go to school.”
Student Government Association President Zack Buster said working on campus makes better students.
“You’re getting experience with people who understand where you’re at,” Buster, a third-year communications student, said. “The people who are your employers are also the people who are creating your classes. … teaching your classes and are generally involved in making you a better student.”
Patel added she enjoys the atmosphere on campus.
“You get to meet a lot of nice people,” Patel said. “And the environment is always really fun and friendly. And they understand you’re a student first, which I really like. It’s nice.”
As of early August, Riverhawk CareerConnect listed 35 on-campus jobs and internships. The site also has off-campus postings.

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