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Career and Student Employment Center

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Looking for work? Wondering how to finance your education? Considering which career is right for you? Planning to transfer to a four-year college? Conduct a Mock Interview? We have the resources you need!

SFCC Career & Student Employment Center
Room 226 Second Floor, Building 17
(509) 533-3540
Careers@spokanefalls.edu

Our Mission

The Career & Student Employment Center's vision is to serve as an innovative organization which supports and develops the student's ability to create personal satisfaction and fulfillment on their career path, thereby promoting a more positive world of work.

Community Colleges of Spokane — comprised of SCC, SFCC and the off-campus centers — does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation or age in its programs, activities or employment.

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The SFCC Career & Student Employment Center

We provide a comprehensive network of services for students, including job information to students seeking general placement. Detailed current job listings are published on the Internet. Graduates can search the Internet for jobs related to their field of study. On campus, recruiting and interviews are coordinated with employers. Handouts are available on resume writing, cover letters, interviewing, and job searches. An annual Career Fair is hosted to give students the opportunity to meet with employers and explore the different fields available to them. For more information contact: StudentEmployment@spokanefalls.edu at (509) 533-3540, Bldg. 17, Room 226.

Work Study

Federal and state work study employment is offered to students who qualify for financial aid. Work Study is integral to the student's education while attending classes to enhance their career development. Students are offered work study as part of their financial aid award based on their need and timeliness of application. Employment opportunities are available to students on and off-campus in both profit and non-profit organizations. Some students may work on-campus in different departments on Institutional, Athletic, Associated Student Government, or Work Grant programs without financial aid eligibility requirements. For more information contact: WorkStudy@spokanefalls.edu at (509) 533-3540, Bldg. 17, Room 226.

Student Employment Job Listings

Students, graduates or alumni who have registered with the Student Employment Center can be notified of full-time openings in their field of study.  All services are free and available on a drop-in basis.  Please call (509) 533-3540 for information. Once you have registered with the Student Employment Center, you may browse the Student Employment web site.

Other Employment Resources

Career Planning Assessments

  Inventories to explore interests, abilities and values. Immediate results with links to occupational information.
  Washington Occupational Information System
  Plan for Tomorrow Today http://www.wois.org
  Kiersey Temperament Sorter
  Online personality questionnaire http://www.keirsey.com

Career Planning

  Tips, Helpful Hints and More
  Employment Opportunities and Job Resources http://www.careercast.com
  Career Planning Process
  Received Gutenberg Award for best web career publication. Bowling Green State University
  Careers and Career Information
  Worker ReEmployment is your one-stop site for employment, training and financial help after a lay-off. Career One Stop

Useful Information

  Occupational Descriptions
  Information about Specific Occupations http://www.bls.gov/oco/

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What is Work Study?

The Work Study Program provides the opportunity for students to earn money while gaining work experience. It can provide some regular monthly income to help offset educational expenses and reduce loan debt. Students gain valuable job experience and an opportunity to evaluate their program of study and career goals. Work study is not a grant; you must work to earn it.

There are several types of work study:

  • The Federal and State program is available to financial aid-eligible students. Jobs are located both on and off campus. Work Study is a need-based financial aid award. You must apply and be determined eligible for financial aid to receive work study. Funding is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who are not awarded work study as part of their original financial aid package may elect to be placed on a wait list.
  • Institutional student employment is for students who are not eligible through financial aid but are paid through department budgets for special skills needed by the department.
  • Athletic work study is awarded to athletes through the Athletic Department. Check with your coach to see if you are eligible.
  • International work study is limited to international students. This type of work study employment is on-campus only and must be authorized through the International Student Office.

How do I get Work Study?

Apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), answering yes to the question that you are interested in work study. You will receive an award notification from the Financial Aid Office and Letter of interest from the Work Study office. Or schedule an appointment to discuss work study.

Work Study Waitlist

If you would like to be placed on the Work Study Waitlist, please complete the Work Study Waitlist Form. The Work Study Placement Office will award eligible students on a first-come, first-served basis.

Work Study Waitlist Form

Certificate of Eligibility

Once you have completed and turned in your W-4 and I-9 forms to the Career and Student Employment Center, you will receive an SFCC Work Study Certificate of Eligibility form. This form contains information about your award and how many hours you may work per week. The SFCC Work Study Certificate of Eligibility must be signed by the supervisor and returned to the Career and Student Employment Center.

Determination of Job Assignments

Job assignments are made to students based on the needs of the school and as much as possible the skills and interests of the students. Occasionally it may be necessary for a student to change job assignments, however this must be cleared through the Career and Student Employment Coordinator and the student’s supervisor. Failure to comply may result in the student losing work study funding.

Determination of Hours

To determine how many hours students may work per week, the total quarterly work award is divided by the number of weeks in the quarter. That is then divided by the pay rate. Students need to work, on an average, that number of hours per week in order to earn, and not exceed, their full award. If the supervisor is unable to provide work for the student for that number of hours per week, the student should contact the Career and Student Employment Coordinator for additional job assignments. Students funded by the federal Work Study Program may not work more than an average of 19 hours per week when classes are in session, or more than 40 hours per week during vacation periods.

Pay Rates

The pay rates for each assigned job will be based on the student’s award (Federal, State, International, etc.) combined with the position the student will be working in. This is accomplished in accordance with District policy, along with all Federal and State regulations.

The Work Study Orientation Workshops cover:

  • The goals of student work programs
  • Student rights and responsibilities
  • The job placement process
  • Time sheets and payroll

All students who are awarded work study must attend one of the orientation workshops prior to job placement. If you are not awarded work study in initial awarding, you may be placed on a waiting list to be used in the event that funds become available. Please complete the Work Study Waitlist Form.

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TIMESHEET TUTORIAL

Work Study Time Sheets and Payment

Access Online Hourly Timesheets through the CCS Portal.

  • Time sheets must be turned in by the last day of each month, except for June when they must be turned in the last day of spring quarter.
  • Late time sheets will not be processed until the next pay period.
  • Pay dates are on the 15th day of each month. If the 15th is on the weekend, the pay date will be the Friday before.
  • Students are encouraged to sign up for Direct Deposit of your paycheck into your personal account.

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CCS Foundation (Community Colleges of Spokane)
Over 200 scholarships with varying eligibility requirements.

Fastweb
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College Board Online Scholarship Search
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Pepsi Scholarship/Tuition Funding
A computerized scholarship search funded by the Pepsi Corp. includes information form all fifty states as well as scholarships from private sources.

Washington Financial Aid Association
Resources for Washington Students

Scholarship Information for Colleges in Washington State

Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation Scholarships

CCS Foundation should be your first stop offering over 200 scholarships for our students!

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Outside Scholarships

SFCC Career Center and Multicultural Services maintains a database of scholarships available to our students. Use this page to search for scholarships you are most likely qualified for.

Select any combination of the criteria below to narrow your search. The more boxes checked, the fewer listings you will receive. Some combinations will yield no results. Over 300 scholarships are listed.

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