On-campus employer resources
Career Development’s Student Employment program benchmarked peer institutions and assembled cross-functional working groups to design and develop consistent and compliant student employment practices at NAU.
Important COVID-19 Updates
As communicated in the most recent campus-wide email from President Cheng, the response to the COVID-19 outbreak is fluid and continues to warrant the attention and flexibility of each of us as we work together to keep our students, faculty, staff, and communities safe and healthy. For regular updates about this situation, please check your email and/or visit the website: nau.edu/coronavirus.
At this time, NAU campuses will remain open and operational, and NAU employees will continue to perform their job duties. This includes university housing, computer labs, food service, Campus Health Services, Cline Library, research labs, and all other units across the university. The extent to which this also includes student employees is currently determined at the department level.
The Student Employment Program wants to remind everyone of a few important considerations as we head into the online transition for the remainder of the spring semester, effective Monday, March 23:
A Message from the Division of Student Affairs Accordion Closed
Our Student Affairs Offices are available virtually. We recommend you access these services online or by phone. If you need to see someone in person, our offices remain open, and we ask that you practice social distancing and use hand sanitizer. Student Affairs still welcomes students in our spaces; however, please use safe practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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- Each department should work with its student workforce to make sure that the department can still perform its essential services.
- Student employees are allowed to return to campus and work in-person/on-campus after spring break.
- Student employees are still held to the 29-hr Work Rule (meaning that they cannot work more than an average of 29 hours per week over the period of one calendar year).
- More information about guidelines, best practices, and answers to other frequently asked questions can be found online in our Student Employment Handbook.
- If student employees decide not to return to campus after spring break, at each department’s discretion, they may be allowed to work remotely if: a) their tasks and projects are suitable for remote work and b) if work is available.
- Student employees should clock in when they begin working and clock out when they stop, including any breaks that last longer than a few minutes.
- Suggested remote work could include required and recommended online trainings found on the Student Employee Onboarding, Training, & Professional Development website, such as Harassment & Discrimination Prevention, Accommodating Disabilities, Information Security Essentials, FERPA, CERT: Conduct, Ethics, Reporting and Transparency Disclosure, Loss Prevention Training, Lynda.com, Kognito, and more.
- If a student employee has any concerns about being in-person/on-campus for health reasons, please have them contact their healthcare provider.
- A student’s employment status will not be affected if they chose not to work during this time.
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Known employers who will remain open during the closure are grocery stores, pharmacies, and product distribution centers (like Amazon). Online job postings have also rapidly increased for workers with skills in health care, community response, crisis management, and cleaning. If students ask about opportunities, we advise referring them to these establishments.
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We encourage student employees to take advantage of this time and build themselves professionally! We recommend considering the following:
- Strengthen your resume by seeking out remote professional development opportunities.
- Update your resume, cover letter, and Handshake profile.
- You can still make appointments with our Career Development team! We will continue to offer career advising appointments via phone, email, and Skype/Zoom.
- When students schedule an appointment in Handshake, they should look for the phone number, email address, or URL to meet with their career advisor.
- Prepare for virtual and video interviews.
- Many hiring processes have moved into the digital sphere, so take a moment to familiarize yourself with online interviewing best practices.
- Some tips include:
- Make sure to prepare a quiet and neutral space with good lighting
- Have your notes in front of you
- Practice talking to the camera, and
- Ask specific questions about hiring timelines
- Use this time to invest in expanding your professional network.
Additional guidelines for supervisors and employees can be found on the Human Resources website. Please let us know if you have any questions, clarifications, or concerns via email: StudentEmployment@nau.edu
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In order help our on-campus employers to feel more confident, better able to help students use Handshake, and maintain consistent and compliant recruiting practices, Student Employment at NAU knows that they need to have the appropriate support, tools, resources, and recognition to do so.
Participants who have successfully completed this training program are now officially recognized as the Handshake expert(s) in their department, receiving an official certificate, a 3D-printed miniature Handshake chair trophy, and more, to showcase their proficiency.
We are delighted to recognize the following individuals who have successfully completed NAU’s Handshake “Certification” Program and become certified Helping HANDs!
|Helping HAND Contact||Department (at time of completion)|
|Vicki Adair||Wall Aquatic Center|
|Cari Anthony||Campus Health Services|
|Allison Arita-Ridley||Academic Success Centers|
|Mattis Batarags||CEFNS Dean's Office - Internships|
|Simeona Beasley||Office of Indigenous Student Success|
|Charlese Bedford||Enrollment Management Communications|
|Diane Bellock||Student Affairs|
|Nick Borsellino||Equity & Access - Disability Resources|
|Ayana Caines||Professional Education Programs|
|Susan Chamberlin||Campus Recreation Services|
|Katie Chew||Residential Colleges|
|Cara Corbin||Geography, Planning & Recreation|
|Ronnie Davidson||ITS Service Desk & Tech Sppt|
|Darrion Edwards||Student Unions & Activities|
|Zoë Escarcega||Academic Success Centers|
|Jennifer Gargano||University Admissions|
|Michael Giannetto||Mathematics & Statistics|
|Chelsea Green||Philosophy Department|
|Samantha Gonzales||Cline Library|
|Austin Grant||Student Service Center|
|Jack Hallin||Cline Library|
|Judi Irons||School of Communication|
|Marcy Hurtado||Yuma Educational Success|
|Jagoda Janiszewska||Astronomy & Planetary Sciences|
|Abraham Kelley||Development & Alumni Engagement|
|Krystina Kraus-Soper||Information Technology Services|
|Jenny Krzyszkowski||Undergraduate Admissions & Orientation|
|Lorena Lechuga Gutierrez||First Year Experience|
|Laurel Logan||Information Technology Services|
|Jacob Matthews||Residential Colleges|
|Kelley McKee||First Year Experience|
|Rebecca Miller||First Year Experience|
|Susan Miller||University Advising|
|Leah Norris||Residential Life|
|Priscilla Palavicini||Peer Jacks Mentoring|
|Javier Quintana||ITS Service Desk & Tech Sppt|
|Scot Raab||CEFNS Dean's Office|
|Destanee Reckeweg||Office of the Dean of Students|
|Amanda Reitz||Associated Students of NAU (ASNAU)|
|Kristen Ribich||Student Unions & Activities|
|Bridget Rowan||Cline Library|
|Alyssa Rudolph||Campus Recreation Services|
|Michelle Schaubert||Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid|
|Andi Strange||Housing & Residence Life|
|Christopher Taylor||ITS Service Desk & Tech Sppt|
|Paige Thowson||ITS Service Desk & Tech Sppt|
|Taylor Todd||Campus Recreation Services|
|Rebecca Trujillo||Transfer & Online Connections|
|Stephanie Van Ness||Cline Library|
|Kiara Weathersby||Office of Indigenous Student Success|
|Dawn Whinnery||Yuma Educational Success|
|Dalton White||ITS Service Desk & Tech Sppt|
|Mathilde Willis||Student Service Center|
|Donna Womble||Housing & Residence Life|
|Sean Zwenger||Wall Aquatic Center|
Federal Work-Study (FWS) Accordion Closed
Student Employment at NAU partners with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to make finding and hiring FWS-eligible students easy. FWS-eligible students are indicated as “work-study” in Handshake, making their applications easy for you to identify. For more information on posting work-study jobs in Handshake and identifying FWS-eligible applicants, review the Recruitment and Selection section above or contact StudentEmployment@nau.edu. To become an FWS employer or for questions about hiring students for Federal Work-Study (FWS) positions, contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at FederalWorkStudy@nau.edu.
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International students are typically only allowed to work on campus due to their student visa statuses. Fortunately, there is usually little extra paperwork for an employer who hires international students and the recruitment and selection process in the same as for domestic students. Learn how to hire international students in three easy steps.
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Find out what you need to know about student employee work-related injury reporting.