Student Employment – Guidelines

THE ON AND OFF CAMPUS POSITIONS ARE REAL JOBS AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH.

Here are few rules about Student Employment Placement:

  • Report to work everyday as scheduled.
  • If you will not be able to come to work or will be late, you must contact your supervisor at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Always keep track of the times and days you work.
  • Have your supervisor sign and date your monthly timesheet before you turn it in.  Not having a timesheet signed will result in not receiving a paycheck for the current month.  TIMESHEETS ARE DUE IN THE STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OFFICE ON THE FIRST DAY OF EACH MONTH.  LATE TIMESHEETS WILL RESULT IN A DELAY OF PAYMENT UNTIL THE FOLLOWING MONTH.  Payday is the second Wednesday of each month.
  • Dress appropriately for your job.  Consult with your supervisor to find out the attire for your job and always check with him/her before you wear jeans or shorts.
  • Respond promptly and courteously to all visitors, make sure you acknowledge their presence and attempt to establish the nature of their business and get their name as quickly as professionally as possible.
  • When answering the telephone always have a pen and message pad handy. Never let the phone ring more than two times.
  • Always use a clear and pleasant voice.  Remember to SMILE; it can be heard over the phone.
  • Do not make personal phone calls or use the office equipment for personal use without prior approval from your direct supervisor.
  • Do not use cell phone during your work time unless you have permission from your supervisor.
  • Avoid conversations with your friends while at work.
  • Avoid down time at work.  If you have completed my assigned task, ask if you can assist in other areas.  This shows your initiative and that you are eager and willing to learn new skills.
  •  Some positions require that you maintain a high degree of confidentiality, so you must treat all document, calls, and visitors in a confidential manner.  The information you may see or hear is for that office only.
  • Remember that you represent Columbia College and you are often the first point of contact with a parent or potential student.  You will ALWAYS conduct yourself in a professional manner.