As efforts continue to centralize and simplify the student job search process, departments are asked to advertise available positions through the ’68 Center for Career Exploration’s platform called Handshake.
Students, click Jobs in the upper left of the Handshake homepage and then click the filter button for On Campus. You can click any job title for more information and instructions for applying (read these carefully as departments may have different instructions).
Most student positions do not require you to submit a resume. There may be a few that do, but don’t fret if you don’t have one just yet. Don’t let your resume be an obstacle that keeps you from applying for the job you want! The ’68 Center has advice on building a resume, so give it a try. We suggest applying for multiple jobs ~ you may not always get your first choice.
Most jobs for the academic year will be advertised starting in late summer, but it’s a great idea to check back often. Don’t forget that jobs may also be announced in Daily Messages, Switchboard, or WSO’s job board. These will often direct you to Handshake for more details and/or application instructions.
You can also ask friends, not-friends-yet, JAs, department administrative assistants, and faculty to see if they know of available jobs. Many positions, at Williams and beyond, are created through the connections you make, so don’t be shy when looking for work.
Sometimes, residents of Williamstown will seek out Williams students to help with lawn care, gardening, child care, pet sitting, computer skills, etc. These jobs will be posted on Switchboard.