I'm afraid my hopes are high though. I work on-campus now and I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE my job. I get paid to do my homework and surf the internet and most of all, the people/professors I work with are so amazing and awesome. So whatever comes next is probably going to be a letdown.
f you take work study, you are not guaranteed a job, its first come first serve. I do not know how much they pay, but I doubt you will actually earn all/work that many hours. Plus, I think that no 1L can get a job before November.
Mebo, I got this off UCONN's website: --LinkRemoved--
About Work Study Awards
Q. I was offered a Work Study Award for the academic year, but I don't know if I want to use it. Maybe I'll want to use it in the the spring semester. What should I do?
A. Come to the Student Employment Program Office to activate your Work Study Award PRIOR to the first week in October. If the award is not activated by the October deadline, the funds will not be available at a later date.
Q. If I don't earn my entire Work Study Award during the academic year, can those funds be rolled over into the summer?
A. No. Work Study Awards are tied to the academic year or a summer term and are offered for specific dates only. Awards which are not earned by the end of a stated award period are lost.
Q. What is the difference between Work Study and Student Labor funded jobs?
A. Work Study funds are provided as part of a student's financial aid package. Work Study funds come from the federal government and are administered by the University. The sole difference between Work Study jobs and Student Labor jobs is the funding source. The work and the hourly compensation are identical. Students with Work Study Awards are offered the opportunity to earn a specific amount of money in compensation for work completed in a specific time period, usually for one academic year and/or one summer term. Students who work on campus and do not have work study awards are paid from department budgets, funded by the University of Connecticut.
Q. What jobs are open to first year law students who have Work Study Awards?
A. First year law students with Work Study Awards generally work in a variety of roles in the Law Library, including Information Systems. The Law School Administration has elected to fund a number of functions essential to the academic and research community, by dedicating first year Work Study funds to this otherwise unmet need. First year Work Study students serve in many areas of the library including: circulation, acquisitions, cataloging and preservation, library administration, computer help desk, computer labs and computer technical assistance.
Q. Why should I accept a Work Study job? How does it benefit me?
A. Students with Work Study Awards are generally the first to be hired and are the most sought out job applicants. Because the Work Study Award is federally funded, even those departments and supervisors whose budgets are limited are able to hire Work Study students.
So it seems like work-study people have a really good chance of being hired.