There is no job placement or guarantee of a job but students with work-study awards (Federal Work Study and Wellesley Work) have priority for on-campus jobs, especially during the first few weeks of the semester.
No, work-study awards do not appear on the student account. The only way to receive these funds is by working and getting paid for this work. Students usually use these funds for personal expenses they incur during the year.
Nothing happens to a student's financial aid if the work-study funds are not utilized. Work-study will not be replaced by Wellesley Grant, but can be replaced by a loan, upon request. Not using the award does not jeopardize future work-study awards.
Students search for their own jobs by going to the Student Employment website. Students can access this site without logging in but will need to set up a password to apply for jobs and to sign up for JobMail (receive automatic emails when jobs are listed as available). Many jobs require an on-line job application once a student knows her class schedule and available work times.
Students without work-study may be hired for on-campus jobs after the first few weeks of the semester.
Other suggestions for non-work study jobs (mostly off-campus) include the following:
CollegeHelpers: A variety of non-work study, off-campus jobs are posted on this site, which offers free access to Wellesley College students to job postings in the area. Many of the jobs are for child care, tutoring, and local retail and may be short-term (one day) or may be long-term, lasting all years of attending Wellesley College.
In The Vil: There are a variety of merchants in the downtown Wellesley area ("The Vil") who hire Wellesley College students for part-time jobs. Interested students are encouraged to check for signs in windows or ask about job availability in person.
Wellesley Fresh Dining Services: The College's dining services are managed by an outside vendor and employment is handled directly with them. Please see their website for further information.