Why Work in College?
As a student employee at LSU you will have the opportunity to:
- Gain valuable learning experiences to complement what you are learning in the classroom
- Get paid for work that has a direct, positive impact on the LSU community
- Make friends with coworkers and find mentorship from staff or faculty who supervise your work
- Prepare for life after graduation by gaining work experience and career skills
Preparing for Your Career
Your student employment experience is an opportunity to build life-long career skills that will make you marketable to employers upon graduation.
We recommend these tips for making the most of student employment as a pathway to career:
- Talk with your supervisor about your career interests and seek work that allows you to build career skills. Not sure what career you want to pursue? Browse our Major and Career Resource page or schedule a one-on-one appointment with our team.
- Keep track of the skills you are developing by adding them to your resume and Handshake profile. Check out the eight skills employers are most interested in and find ways to develop those in your work.
- Complete the Student Employee Career Development Workbooks for guided worksheets on updating your resume, identifying careers of interest, and marketing yourself to employers.
What Students Are Saying
"I learned the value of being self-sufficient, reliable, and trust-worthy. After a few weeks, my bosses knew I showed up on time everyday and saw how competent I was in the lab, so they allowed me to try experiments on my own and continued to teach me more advanced procedures. My experience over the summer propelled me ahead of all my classes, and I gained a plethora of experience in the professional realm." - Lab Assistant at LSU, Junior triple majoring in Music, Studio Art and French
"I loved the Residential Life community as well as the opportunity to grow a relationship with my residents and other students...Being an RA is the best job I have ever had." - Residential Assistant for LSU Residential Life, Senior majoring in Kinesiology
"This experience taught me a lot about the ins and outs of grad school and what working in a lab at a graduate level is like. I also learned about the process of creating a poster to present my research." - Chemical Engineering Researcher at LSU, Senior majoring in Chemical Engineering