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 |

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.

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

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Possess and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher or it must be their first semester at Cochise College.
  • Enrollment in a minimum of six credit units at Cochise College during the fall or spring semesters and/or three credit units during the summer.
  • Students attending Cochise College on an F-1 Visa require full-time enrollment, a minimum enrollment of 12 credit units during the fall or spring semesters and/or six credit units during the summer.

Please note: Student employment is limited to eight semesters of employment or three academic years and summer terms.  Semesters are defined as Fall, Spring and Summer. 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:

Executive 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.


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

Employers, if you have open positions you would like to share with our students please complete our Open Employment Opportunity form.  We are excited to share your opportunity with our students!  Click the button below to access the form.

Please contact the Human Resources Department at (520) 515-5475 or if you have any questions.

Student Employees

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