J-Jobs & Career Education Opportunities

J-Jobs

Students who wish to work on campus during January Term (January 3-24, 2020) will have the opportunity to apply for a three-week work project with an on-campus office. Students will be able to work up to 29 hours per week. All J-Jobs will be classified as level 2 jobs (at a pay rate of $13 per hour). J-Jobs will be listed in Goucher Recruit (to access a complete listing of active J-Jobs, log in and click on the J-Jobs shortcut on the right-hand side of the homescreen) and students will have from late October until Early November to apply to any J-Jobs they may be interested in. Supervisors will contact students directly from early to mid-November to arrange for interviews. Hiring decisions will be made by mid-November. Contact the Career Education Office if you have any questions regarding the J-Job program.

Note: Students hired for a J-Job who are international or who qualify for Federal Work Study funds will pay a stipend of $100 toward their J-Term Room and Board. All other students who obtain a J-Job must pay the regular J-Term Room and Board fees.

Job Shadowing

Take a Gopher to Work Day

Take a Gopher to Work Day is a one-day event where a student has the opportunity to observe and gain experience of the role of an alumna/us or parent, while gaining insight into that particular industry. It can also be used to provide a student the opportunity to learn about jobs outside of their current consideration, or determine potential career opportunities.

Tell us where you’ll be during January Break and we’ll match you with the alum/parent who shares your major or career area of interest. We’ll make the introductions, you make the experience!

What will students gain from Take a Gopher to Work Day?

  • See how professional staff, teams, and offices work.
  • Gain insight into the roles and responsibilities of parents and alums.
  • Reflect and learn from others.
  • See the bigger picture and understand more about how the working world functions.
  • Can be used as a way of identifying possible career pathways or options.

Online Internship Seminar

Internships are an opportunity to gain exposure to and experience in the world of work. They can be paid or unpaid, full-time or part-time, for academic credit or not, for a specific time period. During a quality internship, students can:

  • Explore a career field of interest
  • Gain experience and hone skills applicable in the workplace
  • Develop a network of professional contacts

Start your internship search with the Online Internship Seminar, a self-paced multimedia seminar offered via Canvas so you can participate wherever you’ll be in during January break. This seminar will help you:

  • Learn tips to search for and find internships
  • Understand the process for registering for an internship course to receive academic credit
  • Get started on your resume

 Sign Up for Job Shadow or Seminar

Contact the Career Education Office if you have any questions regarding any of the above opportunities.