From aviation weather dispatch to stocked salad bar maintenance in Grinnell Hall, the university offers a wide variety of student jobs to suit almost
Campus employers post an average 20 job opportunities on the university’s financial aid website, which can help students find jobs he or she might enjoy.
Mike Bacha, a junior from Palatine studying aviation flight and management, works as the weather dispatch for the Southern Illinois Airport in
Bacha said his job at the airport helps him make connections with other students and pilots in and out of state.
“There are a good amount of jobs offered at the airport aimed toward aviation students so that we can have
hands-on experience before we graduate,” he said.
Jillian Luensman, a sophomore from Troy studying zoology, said it’s nice to have a student work position at Grinnell Hall because student housing helps and works around my class
“I work about two days this semester, and it works well with my classes so that I have some nights to catch up on studying,” Luensman said.
Alex Richards, a graduate student in automotive technology from Joliet, is a lab assistant at
the new Transportation Education Center (TEC) and is also a graduate assistant while he helps teach and assemble demos for the automotive classes.
“I’d like to eventually teach so before I was a grad student, I was a student worker and they allowed me to fill in and help teach the classes,” Richards said.