April is often an exciting time as it is the last full month of classes - students are preparing for final exams, and seniors are making their last memories as undergraduate students at Lehigh. As classes, clubs, and sports conclude, so does employment for many students.
Some students will be leaving their campus jobs for other summer opportunities, but plan on returning to their campus jobs in the fall. Many seniors will be leaving their campus jobs entirely, as they move into full-time positions after graduation.
Student positions within LTS as well as across the university provide opportunities for students to do work in their areas of study thereby supplementing their coursework and furthering their education, or allowing them to become involved in an area with which they would not otherwise be affiliated.
Fun fact #1: In the 2014-2015 school year alone, students in LTS worked over 21,000 hours (excluding positions which may not pay hourly).
Fun fact #2: The largest employer of non-work-study LTS students is the TRAC program within the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL). Over 42% of non-work-study LTS student employees are employed as TRAC Fellows.
Fun fact #3: Mary Ellen Kitchen and Ricky Houck from the E. W. Fairchild Martindale Library employ the most work-study students in LTS. Their student employees constitute over 54% of the total hours put in by all work-study students in LTS.
LTS would like to express our appreciation to all of our student employees -- you all are an integral part of LTS and we are impressed with and grateful for your thousands of hours of work. We would also like to congratulate all of the graduating seniors who will be leaving us. We hope the skills you have cultivated here at Lehigh and in your student positions will help you excel in your future endeavors.
LTS would like to encourage students, both work-study and non-work study, who are looking for a job for the fall semester to reach out to inquire about positions soon! For information on student employment as well as a list of open positions across the university, see the “Finding a Job” section on the Student Employment section of the Financial Aid website.
Taiji Zhou Tai
Major: Computer Science and Business
Team: Web & Mobile Services
Where are you from?
I am from Palma de Mallorca, Spain. My parents are from China.
Does the work you do in your student job relate to your major?
I am currently a CSB major. When I applied to the student job I wanted to learn more about Web design. I think the experience and the knowledge I'm learning here will be very valuable in the workplace. It not only teaches me stuff about coding but also about paying attention to detail and work ethic.
What would you want to tell students looking for a job?
Try to find a job that you love and are passionate about. If you love what you do you will not view your job as a job. Find something that is challenging - it is rewarding and you feel content after the job is done.
What is an interesting fact about yourself?
I can speak 4 languages.
“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” - Confucius
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