The Career Development Center (CDC) is located at 625 N. Jordan Ave. (the northwest corner of 10th and Jordan, across from the Wells Library and the Health Center). The CDC provides on-campus and off-campus employment information for IU students. The CDC maintains listings of many open positions on their web site. Students are encouraged to check the job listings on a regular basis because new jobs are added frequently. The information provided on the web and in the office allows the student to make direct contact with the employer to arrange an interview. Take care to read the contact information, hourly rate, and job duties. Additionally, note that international students are not eligible for any job which requires “work-study” approval.
Job Fairs—Employer Events
The CDC and other offices sponsor Job Fairs at various times during the year. Visit the CDC website for full details. Student Job Fairs are usually held on campus at the end of the week BEFORE each semester begins and in April or May for summer positions.
Tips for Preparing for Job Fairs:
- Have a resume ready
- Be comfortable with interviewing skills
- Research the organizations that will be present
- Be ready to initiate conversation with employers
- Dress appropriately
Many University departments and offices do not list their job opportunities with the CDC. Because many positions are filled directly by departments, you should contact your academic unit and professors for possible job openings and hourly employment.
Potential On-Campus Employers
You need to contact each office separately to ask about open positions and to apply. Some potential on-campus employers include the following:
- Residence Halls (cafeterias, center stores, etc.)
- Indiana Memorial Union (many kinds of positions)
- Wells Library and school libraries
- Recreational Sports (referees, supervisors, etc.)
IDS Classified Ad Section
The Indiana Daily Student (IDS) newspaper has many job listings in the classified section. Be sure to look for hourly, on-campus jobs, unless you qualify for off-campus employment (i.e., CPT, OPT, or economic hardship).