Career Center/student

Work Study

Do you have some free time during the academic semester and would like to gain hands-on working experience? Are you an enrolled student wanting to earn some money on the side?

The Career Center gives you the opportunity to gain work experience and strengthen your resume through the Work Study Program. AUC undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to work on campus, physically or virtually, with various departments and offices through the Work Study Program. 

The Work Study Program helps students learn more about what happens behind the scenes of classrooms and departments, all while making use of their free time, developing interpersonal and professional skills, and earning money. 

The program offers positions in various departments and offices at AUC, with the opportunity to accustom different majors and technical skills. There are general Work Study guidelines to be explained below, with every department setting varying natures of work so all fields are included.

 

    • Make use of your free time between classes

    • Gain valuable work experience 

    • Develop your job skills

    • Enhance your resume

    • Gain more clarity on your career goals and aspirations

    • Have an edge in the job market

    • Receive financial compensation

     

  • Students - Egyptian and International - who are interested in participating in the program should meet the following general eligibility criteria during the semester they’re considering to join the Work Study program: 

    • Undergraduate students: must be a full-time enrolled student, GPA 2.0 or above

    • Graduate students: must be enrolled in at least one course, GPA 3.0 or above

    • Non-degree students: must be a full-time enrolled student

    Check the Work Study Categories table for additional eligibility criteria depending on the position you are applying for.

    1. Upload your resume on your CareerWEB account to have it approved.

    • Your resume must be approved on the system in order to start applying for work; approval may take two-five working days.
    • If you need guidance in developing your resume, you can schedule an online resume critique appointment on CareerWEB.
    1. Once your resume is approved, search for and apply to Work Study opportunities announced on CareerWEB under jobs/internships section.

    Refer to CareerWEB student brochure to guide you through the process.

  • Work Study terms are indicated by the start and end dates of every semester: 

    • Fall 2021: September 5 – December 13, 2021

    • Winter 2022: January 2 – January 18, 2022

    • Spring 2022: January 30 – May 19, 2022

    • Summer 2022: June 7 – July 20, 2022

  • Work Study hours can be flexible and can accommodate your weekly class schedule, as arranged in agreement with your supervisor. There is a maximum number of hours that a student is allowed to complete per semester as follows:

    Undergraduate Students:

    • Fall/Spring: maximum of 120 hours
    • Summer: maximum of 80 hours
    • Winter: maximum of 40 hours

    Graduate Students:

    A maximum number of hours depends on the number of courses students are enrolled in:

    • One course: maximum of 40 hours
    • Two courses: maximum of 80 hours
    • Three or more courses: maximum of 120 hours
    • The hourly compensation rate is determined by both the student standing (graduate/undergraduate) and the category of the Work Study position as elaborated in the Work Study Categories table.

    • You will receive your payment after the Work Study term is complete through your bank account.

    • Two mandatory evaluations need to be completed in order to receive the payment: one filled by the student and another filled by the supervisor.

    • It is important to watch out for any Work Study related emails sent to you by the Career Center or Work Study officer Farah Asfour since this is the main channel for communicating Work Study evaluation and payment instructions and deadlines.

  • Look below to see if any of them are answered in our frequently asked questions. If not, email us at workstudy@aucegypt.edu.

    Can an international student or a non-citizen apply for a Work Study position?
    Yes, the Work Study program at AUC is open to both international and Egyptian students as long as they meet the program’s eligibility criteria.

    Are undeclared students eligible to apply for Work Study?
    Yes, undeclared students are eligible for Work Study as long as they meet the eligibility criteria.

    When can I apply for Work Study positions on CareerWEB?
    Departments start posting Work Study positions on CareerWEB a week or two before the start of each semester on a rolling basis. Each Work Study position has its own application deadline.

    Can I work at multiple departments/offices during the same semester?
    Yes, you can have a maximum of two Work Study positions per semester as long as the total number of working hours does not exceed the allowed limit mentioned under Work Study hours section.

    Can Work Study count for an internship course?
    It is the responsibility of the student to verify with his/her respective department if the Work Study opportunity can count for his/her internship course based on the job description of the Work Study position.

    What is the difference between Work Study and internship programs?
    The Work Study Program avails opportunities that allow full-time, enrolled students to work on campus in parallel to their studies during the semester. On the other hand, the internship program avails mostly off-campus, full-time work opportunities for multiple weeks/months with companies/ organizations at their respective premises, either during the winter or summer break.