Student Employment


Student Employment

Whether you are working to help with educational or living expenses while attending college, or you just want to add working experience to your education, Cochise College provides numerous resources to students. After graduation, the student employment center also offers support to alumni seeking employment opportunities.

Human Resources | (520) 515-5475 | hr@cochise.edu

On-Campus Job Opportunities

Cochise College currently administers a student employment program which is funded by both the federal government (Federal Work Study, or FWS) and Cochise College’s institutional funds.

Cochise College believes that a student employment program can assist students by decreasing financial barriers to their education, by providing students a safe environment in which to work, and by developing their job skills and work habits.

A Cochise College student is eligible for student employment only if the following criteria are met:

  • The student must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
  • At the time the student submits an application, the student must be enrolled in a minimum of six units at Cochise College during the spring or fall semester and/or three units during the summer.
  • At the time the student submits an application, the student must either have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher or it must be his/her first semester at Cochise College.
  • The student must be eligible to work in the United States.
  • The student may not exceed 8 consecutive semesters in a student employment position. Semesters are defined as Spring, Summer and Fall.

Please note: Eligibility does not guarantee employment, and student employment positions are not based on financial need.

Search our internal Cochise College Job Postings website for opportunities on every campus. Student employees are allowed to work no more than 16 hours per week during periods of enrollment. Specific requirements are posted within each job description.

Cochise College does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in, its services, programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age (40+) or disability, in compliance with the laws of the United States and the state of Arizona.

The college seeks to provide disabled or handicapped students with any reasonable accommodations in order to facilitate access to college classes and activities. Students seeking such an accommodation should make an official request at Advising and Counseling Services or Disability Services located in the Student Development Center on the Sierra Vista Campus or the One Stop on the Douglas Campus.

A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and Technical (vocational) education programs of the College.

Any questions regarding the applicability of state and federal anti-discrimination laws to Cochise College and its services, programs or activities, and any grievances or claims of violation of such laws, should be directed to the Title IX and Section 504 compliance officer:

Dean of Student Services | Dr. Bo Hall
Cochise College | 901 N. Colombo
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 | (520) 515-5329

Looking for more training opportunities to acquire and hone the skills you need to successfully navigate the employment market?  Check back regularly for additional training opportunities and more!

In the meantime, check out these great tutorials.

Resumes

JobStar website is an easy-to-use site that explains different types of resumes and other useful resume writing tips.

Purdue University website has provided an online resume workshop for the public to use. It has useful tips on all aspects of resume writing.

This award-winning guide to resume writing from the Rockport Institute website will teach you to write a resume equal to one done by a top-notch professional writer. It offers examples; format choices; help writing the objective, the summary and other sections; as well as samples of excellent resume writing.

Cover Letters

University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Writing Center website provides an exceptional overview of cover letters.  Here you will find what to include, how to organize, as well as writing and formatting tips to best help you illustrate your skills and capabilities to the hiring manager.

Trinity College Career Services (PDF) offers examples of cover letters, explains the layout and gives helpful hints to make the cover letter more professional. Your cover letter should reflect your skills, experience, training, and personality and how they match the job for which you are applying.

O*Net Center website can help you find occupations to explore, conduct a search of occupations that use designated skills, look at related occupations, create and print custom reports outlining your O*Net searches, connect to other online career information, and access comprehensive help programs.

Start exploring your options with CareerOneStop website, whether you are in high school, have graduated, have a vocational certificate, have a two-year or four-year college degree, or have acquired skills through training centers, on-the-job training or work experience. Be in demand by knowing about high-growth jobs with better wages and a brighter future. This resource is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor,
Employment and Training Administration.

Learn How To Become (website) provides in-depth information on how to pursue a myriad of careers, as well as how to conduct an effective job search in a variety of fields and industries.  Check out the Career Toolkit for information on a grad’s guide to getting hired, interview and resume tips, and social networking guidelines.

Through its Occupational Outlook Handbook (website), the U.S. Department of Labor provides essential information about the world of work, sources of career information, ideas about tomorrow’s jobs, and tips on finding a job and evaluating a job offer.

The Veteran’s Guide to Getting Hired (website) is available to help the men and women of the United States Military better understand the various career resources available.  This includes job search tools, resume and interview tips, discussion of challenges, and information about vocational rehabilitation programs for Veterans.

Off-Campus Job Opportunities

Cochise College utilizes CollegeCentral.com/Cochise to post all of our partner employers job opportunities.

Not only can students and alumni search local job and career opportunities, there is also a national search engine that boasts well over 500,000 positions and 25,000 internships worldwide!

If you have never built a resume, or feel that your resume needs some more attention the site also provides a Job Search Kit. Here you’ll find resources to create concise and effective resume, market yourself with professional cover letters, and prepare yourself for interviews. With formats, guides and samples, CCN’s Job Search Kit provides the basics to get you started if you’re a student, as well as a refresher course if you’ve already graduated.

The site also has a Career Advice Media Library that provides podcasts and videos on a wide range of topics that can assist an individual with their job hunt, as well as how to set themselves up for success. Topics include: Don’t Feed Your Resume to the Sharks, Resume’s: Know the No-No’s, Dress for Success (Men & Woman), Interviews: The Art of the Interview, Your First Day on the Job, Netiquette: Email Basics, Online ID-iocy, Job Fairs: A Day at the Fair, The Indispensable Intern, and many, many, more.

Student Employees

Time Sheet Link Set Up

Follow these instructions to set up your time sheet link in MyCochise.

Compliance Training Sessions


April 2017


Compliance Training: FERPA (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act)

Facilitated by Debbie Quick
This workshop provides basic FERPA training for Cochise College faculty and staff. The college is legally and ethically obligated to protect the confidentiality of student records. To be granted and maintain access to student records, faculty and staff.

June 1, Sierra Vista Campus, Room 900, 11 a.m. – Noon
June 15, Douglas Campus, Room 1116, 10 – 11 a.m.

Compliance Training: Harassment Sensitivity / Title IX

Facilitated by Jennifer Graeme
As an annual requirement, harassment sensitivity training helps to ensure our work environment is positive and free from harassment.  Training on Title IX reinforces our role in providing an educational environment which is non-discriminatory, and without sexual harassment, misconduct or violence.

June 19, Sierra Vista Campus, Room 303, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
June 22, Douglas Campus, Room 1116, 10 – 11:30 a.m.