The 50-50 Program is a new program designed for on-campus employers who wish to hire undergraduate students and give them relevant work experience. It launched in conjunction with the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 semesters. The program offers full-time undergraduate students additional employment opportunities that contribute directly to their career objectives and major and increase their abilities in teamwork, communication, and customer service.
Resident, non-resident, and international students will be eligible to work under its provisions. This program is not a student income-based program like Workstudy. Departments desiring to create these new employment positions must submit an application form and will be required to contribute 50% of the student's wages. The program fund will provide the other 50%.
These positions are to be new positions, not current ones that are "rolled over" in order to help pay for students already employed. This program is designed to create new student employment experiences, not replace funding for existing positions. A selection committee made up of three representatives from Career Services will carefully review each position request and will award those that meet the selection criteria as described below:
- Position does not exceed 20 hours per week
- Position provides meaningful work contributing to a student's career objective and/or major field of study
- Position supports the retention and student success efforts of the university
- Position allows for development of skills in areas of customer service, teamwork, and communication
Wages will begin at $8.50 per hour for up to 20 hours per week for the weeks covered by fall and spring semesters. If a department feels the position they are offering deserves a higher rate, that department is required to pay 100% of the amount over $8.50.
To apply a position for the program, please view the following documents and email the completed form to Charlene Nelson:
If you have questions about the program, please contact: