Lakeland offers numerous on-campus employment opportunities, allowing students to connect with the school, earn money and build their résumés.
For details regarding student employment at Lakeland College, see the Frequently Asked Questions section below. If you have additional questions regarding student employment at Lakeland, contact Mara Jensen, manager of student employment, at (920) 565-1035 x2394 or .
What is the first step in finding an on-campus job?
All on-campus student employees are hired through Career Connect, our online program. Your first step is to develop a résumé and upload it to Career Connect for potential employers to view. For help developing a résumé, visit your Student Success and Engagement Coach in the Campus Center. Once you have developed your résumé, you can log on to the Career Connect website to upload it and search for open jobs.
To access Career Connect, log on to my.Lakeland.edu, select the "Campus Life" tab on top, select the "Student Success" tab on the left, and clicck on the Career Connect link. Your username is generally your student ID number. If you are having trouble accessing your account, email or call (920) 565-1483.
Once on Career Connect, you can search for on-campus jobs, read job descriptions and find supervisor contact information to apply for positions. Open positions for the upcoming academic year are typically posted in mid August.
When does hiring take place for the academic year?
Lakeland College hosts an annual Job Opportunity Fair in the Wehr Center on the first Tuesday of classes. The job fair is open to students from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Students can explore available job opportunities and meet supervisors. Students should bring five copies of their résumé and fall academic schedule, and dress professionally. Employers will not be able to make any official hiring decisions until after the job fair.
I am not eligible for Federal Work Study. Can I still work on-campus?
Full-time traditional undergraduate students and international graduate students can work on-campus, but priority is given to students with Federal Work Study status.
What jobs are available on-campus?
Almost every department on campus employs students. Most departments depend on students to help with daily operations. For example, students work in dining services, the fitness center, the library, the Academic Resource Center and the Wehr Center.
**Please note: the positions listed here may or may not be available. Please log in to Career Connect to view open student positions.
How many hours can I work on-campus?
During the academic year, students can work a maximum of 10 hours per week in a regular job and 18 hours per week in certain jobs that don't have consistent weekly hours. Students can hold a maximum of two positions on-campus and cannot exceed 18 hours per week combining both positions. During times when there is no school for a full week, students can work up to 29 hours – this occurs during winter break and spring break. During the summer, students may work up to 40 hours per week if the department has budgeted positions.
Are work hours flexible so I can hold a full class load and be involved on-campus?
Yes, supervisors are understanding of class schedules. Some positions have early morning or evening positions available and other departments allow you to break up your hours during the day. Schedules can be determined prior to working to fit student needs.
What is the pay rate on campus?
During the academic year, students start at $7.25 per hour their first year of on-campus employment and wages increase 25 cents per hour each year they hold an on-campus position, reaching a maximum of $8 per hour. A few positions offer a higher pay rate.
When do student employees get paid?
Students are paid twice a month. The payroll schedule for the academic year can be found on my.Lakeland.edu under the "Employee Info" tab. Lakeland College requires mandatory direct deposit for all employees. To set up direct deposit, a voided check or banking document with routing and account numbers and account type is required.
After I've been hired for an on-campus position, what must I do to start working?
Once you have been hired, your supervisor will notify Student Employment. Student Employment will contact you via Lakeland email to set up an appointment to complete paperwork. You will need to bring along documentation to complete the Form I-9. The most common forms are:
- a current passport
- a valid driver's license or student identification card and a birth certificate or social security card
Click here for local bank contact information to set up a bank account.
Student Employment is located in the lower level of the William A. Krueger building in office LL14 and is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Will future employers complete reference checks for my on-campus employment?
Absolutely. The track record and work ethic you establish while working on campus will follow you. Successful on-campus employment will help you obtain future employment.
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Family & Community Weekend
Join us Sept. 19-21 for three days of a variety of Lakeland activities, food and fun. Saturday, after enjoying some Muskies athletics, join us for dinner on the south lawn of the Campus Center as three bands will perform and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Culinary Car will be on display.
Schedule of Events
Friday, Sept. 19
- 4 p.m. - Women's tennis vs. Mount Mary (at Sports Core, Kohler)
- 4 p.m. - Men's soccer JV vs. Concordia, Wis., soccer field
- 4:30 p.m. - Lakeland College Art Faculty Exhibit Opening Reception, Bradley Gallery
- 7:30 p.m. - Comedian Jay Harris, Campus Pub
Saturday, Sept. 20
- 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Brunch available in Bossard Hall, Younger Family Campus Center. $8 per person (Lakeland students swipe your card).
- 1 p.m. - Football vs. Hope College, Taylor Field
- 1 p.m. - Men's soccer vs. Rockford College, soccer field
- 3 p.m. - Women soccer vs. UW-Superior, soccer field
- 4-7 p.m. – John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Lakeshore Technical College Culinary Art Car
- 4-7 p.m. - Dinner on Campus Center south lawn, with music by:
Dinner menu: All-you-can-eat taco bar, including seasoned beef, chicken fajitas with fresh peppers, refried and black beans, two kinds of rice, salsa, guacamole and all the fixings. $8.50 per person (Lakeland students swipe your card). Full cash bar will also be available.
Sunday, Sept. 21
- 10:30 a.m. - Chapel service, Ley Chapel
- 11 a.m. - Women's tennis vs. Lawrence (at Sports Core, Kohler)
- Noon - Packers vs. Detroit Lions Pub party with snacks
Music Open House RSVP
Tuesday, January 13; 7 to 8:30 p.m. – OPEN HOUSE: See what our music program is all about! For high school students, directors, music teachers, parents.
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Singing in a Lakeland choral ensemble is an amazing way to make new friends, make beautiful music with others and make your Lakeland experience richer.
One of the best things about choir is that everyone can participate. Choir is a place where people training to sing opera to those who sing with the radio-and everyone in between-can come together and make something remarkable that no one could do alone.
At Lakeland, singing in a choir doesn't require an amazing voice, any prior experience (though we love experienced singers) or the ability to read music (we will teach you). We meet all of our singers where they are and, with the training we provide, everyone who participates will have the opportunity to make music at a high level.
If you’re interested, sign up for a choral placement hearing, and read more about our two choirs and what to expect at your choral placement date!
About the Choral Placement
The choral placement will take place on August 24 or 25. Students will sign up for a six-minute time period in which they will demonstrate the things below. Remember, this is not an audition! Everyone who wants to sing in a choir at Lakeland will be placed in an ensemble.View expectations and examples for choral placement.
- Sing something - Some voices are louder, some are softer. Some voices are brighter, some are darker. This is your time to demonstrate your singing so that we can hear the characteristics of your voice. You can sing anything you like (art song, aria, folk song, hymn, or musical theatre piece) but don’t worry if you don’t have any pieces prepared— we will have copies of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” in case you want to sing one of those. We will have a pianist to play sheet music for you but please bring a copy for him/her to play from and remember that he/she will be sightreading (don’t bring anything with a difficult piano part or don’t expect it to be played note-for-note!).
- Tonal Memory - The pianist will play a few notes on the piano, you sing them back on any syllable you like (e.g. “la,” “noo,” etc.), as accurately as possible. There will be a series of short passages and they will get a little more difficult each time.
- Sight-reading - Music literacy is important but not a prerequisite for singing in choir so don’t be scared if sight-reading is “not your thing.” In fact, we will work on literacy all year long but it’s helpful to know more about your reading level presently. We will have some examples of melodies for you to read in ascending order of difficulty. If you do well on one, we will move to the next one. All examples are very short. View examples of sight singing excerpts.
- Range check - We will ask you to sing a few short vocal exercises that will slowly move higher and then lower so that we can find the end-points of your vocal range and the “sweet spot” (where your voice sounds the best, also known as a tessitura).
Choral Policies and Expectations
Attendance and Grading
- Since choral ensembles are class-participation, performance-oriented courses, the expectation for each ensemble member is to attend all rehearsals and performances and become an expert on the semester’s repertoire.
- Courtesy dictates that the conductor be notified of all absences in advance by emailing or calling. Each ensemble member will be allowed a total of four absences during the semester. Each absence above four will lower the grade one full letter. Eight absences will cause dismissal from the Lakeland College ensemble with a failing grade.
- In order for choral ensembles to function at optimum levels and maximize each student’s experience, some regular individual practice outside of the normal rehearsal schedule will be expected. In order to assist students to focus attention on specific difficulties in the repertoire, assignments with performance exams may be made at the director’s discretion.
Apparel and Folders
- Each ensemble has its own requirement with regard to concert attire. Singers are required to obtain (purchase, rent, borrow) the specific concert attire.
- Singers in all choral ensembles will obtain a black folder as assigned by the conductor of the ensemble.