Why work on campus?
There are many reasons to work on campus as a student. Working on campus helps students connect with students, faculty, and staff that might be outside of their field of study. Learning how to balance a work life with school is a very valuable tool that many students here learn. Campus jobs can help students build portfolios and work skills to help them find jobs and succeed after graduation.
Most university jobs have built-in flexibility, with the understanding that studies come first. Creating a schedule that allows students to have time to study is easy with a campus job. Most jobs are also close to or on campus, making transportation simple.
Connect with the classroom: Iowa GROW®
Iowa GROW is our way of helping students connect what they learn in the classroom to experiences at work. Iowa GROW (Guided Reflection on Work) focuses on making student employment a "high-impact activity." Talking with a supervisor helps students connect the skills and knowledge that you as a student are gaining in the classroom with the work that you are doing, and vice versa. While work is a great place to learn "real world" work skills, such as time management, conflict resolution, and balancing priorities it can help to talk over the less obvious skills you are learning with your supervisor in order to make the most out of your education and your job.