Community Work-Study Fair set for Sept 26

September 25, 2012 | UToday
By Cathy Zimmer

Work-study eligible students are invited to attend a Community Work-Study Fair Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center Maple Room.

Students will have the opportunity to meet area nonprofit representatives and interview for community work-study positions.

Community work-study allows students to build relationships, work in their fields of interest, gain community service experience, and add to their marketability after graduation.

To ensure that students are on the list for interviews, RSVPs are requested for the Community Work-Study Fair to 419.530.2244.

“College students can gain experiences that will help prepare them for leadership and service in their personal and professional lives,” said Angie Duran, community work-study coordinator and graduate assistant. “Students can earn work-study while working in the local community. There are a variety of areas to get involved in and many that may relate to a student’s major and interest. Areas include education, environment, health services, and programs working with the older adults, women and youth.”

To participate in community work-study, students must be eligible for work-study and be American citizens or permanent residents. Community work-study students work on average 20 hours at a local community agency and get paid work-study wages.

Students who are awarded work-study as part of their financial aid package may work on or off campus. The University of Toledo will allow students to work at select nonprofit organizations in the greater Toledo area. To obtain a work-study contract, students must go to Rocket Solution Central in Rocket Hall. Work-study contracts only are printed on Mondays and Wednesdays.

To apply for community work-study, students must complete a Community Work-Study Application, send a resumé and note which position they are interested in to the Community Work-Study Office. Participants also must attend the Community Work-Study Fair.

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Community work-study positions only are open to eligible students.

For more information about community work-study, contact Angie Duran at or 419.530.2213.

Community work-study is a joint effort between the Division of Student Success and the Center for International Studies and Programs.

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