New program assists academic departments, offers students jobs
Kingsley Burns, The Oklahoma Daily
OU’s Financial Education and Counseling Center is killing two birds with one stone with a program that provides jobs and work-study opportunities to students and offers free help to academic departments.
The Student Worker Assistant Team program provides academic departments with filing, mail campaigns, data entry and general office duties.
“[The program] helps students earn a living as well as network to other departments,” coordinator Shanna Stanton said. “It helps departments who are low staffed with tasks.”
Students work anywhere from five to 15 hours a week depending on their schedules’ flexibility, said Stanton.
“It’s mostly independent work,” English writing senior Marilyse Figueroa said. “It’s flexible, and I go right after classes.”
Work-study students are paid directly through the Financial Education and Counseling Center, and departments can reserve students one to twelve days in advance by going to Financial Education and Counseling’s website, Stanton said.
The application for work-study through the program is unavailable at the moment, Stanton said.