Common Steps
Steps Specific to Federal Work Study
  • Go to JMU Joblink to apply for Federal Work Study positions
  • Interview for the position
    • Always dress in no less than business casual wear
    • Allow enough time to get to your interview (arrive 10-15 mins early)
    • Know the position you are applying for (read the Position Description on JobLink carefully)
    • Answer questions completely.  Be clear and concise
    • Make eye contact
    • Bring questions to ask of your interviewer about the position
    • Send a follow up email after the interview thanking the interviewer(s) for taking the time to speak with you.
  • The department will contact you if you have or have not been selected for the position.
  • Once you are selected for a Federal Work Study position you will meet with your department to complete hiring documents.
  • Student Employment will accept your Federal Work Study award once the hiring paperwork has been processed.
  • Good luck and enjoy your new position!

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