FWS is a need-based financial aid award that assist students with meeting their educational expenses while allowing students to gain meaningful work experience. FWS has excellent incentives: not only will students gain work experience but the wages from FWS can be reported as "need-based" wages when completing the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA). Other employment opportunities are available for those who do not qualify for FWS but would like to secure employment.
Current UIS students have been automatically registered for UIS CareerConnect. Any student who has submitted a "Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information" form with Records and Registration has not been registered for UIS Career Connect. These students will need to manually register within CareerConnect.
If you are a graduate student who has been selected to fill a student employment position, your position will actually be classified as a graduate hourly job. In order to have your position correctly established in the HR System, and to ensure you are paid, you must complete an Application for Fall/Spring Graduate Hourly Work. This form should be downloaded, and completed by you and your supervisor. Upon completion, it should be submitted to the GA Office in PAC 518.
All departments wishing to hire student employees will no longer be required to complete an RPS form, you will need to register with CareerConnect to post your position.
Using CareerConnect departments will post all student employment positions for at least 3 days and at least 3 candidates must be interviewed before anyone can be hired. This allows everyone an equal opportunity to apply for positions. CareerConnect will collect all resumes for student positions.
Important note: The application and I-9 process for Graduate students has changed. The Graduate Assistantship Office has furnished an application for those graduate students who are filling student employment positions: Fall/Spring Graduate Hourly Work Application. Graduate students will also need to report to the Human Resources Office to complete the I-9 form.
Student employment positions are required by state law to pay at least $8.25 per hour beginning July 1, 2010.
The Student Employment Office is located in the Office of Financial Assistance in University Hall, Room 1015. The phone number is (217) 206-6724.