Work Study Program

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  1. guitarsingerguy Who am I?

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    I'm sure all you college kids on here know what I'm talking about. Work Study is a program offered by a college to help you learn in your field and also pay tuition. I just got my assignment for this coming school year. I'll be working with the BRMI which is the Baton Rouge Marine Institute. They basically take juveniles and attempt to straighten them out and give them a second chance. It's apparently pretty succesful. They have something like an 80% success rate. I'm excited. It will be a nice break inbetween my current job selling guitars. Not to mention, I think this will look really good since I'm going for criminology. Anybody else doing or done this? Share your experiences.
     
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    I don't know anyone personally who's workstudy had ANYTHING to do w/their respective field major. I qualified for workstudy and took advantage of it for a year and a half, and i just worked as a "secretary" to the department chair. Same goes for all of my friends... Were you refering to a graduate assistant? Or perhaps the schools in Baton Rouge are a little more strict with what qualifies as "work study".

    To me, it's just basically a way to get money for school. The specific university department agrees to hire you b/c you qualify, meaning the government will pay so much of your wage, and it saves the department from having to pay you for all of your hours worked. that's how it works where i went to school.
     
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    ^If you look outside the workstudy offered on campus, you can usually find something that relates to your field of study.

    I qualified for work study this semester, but I didn't end up doing it cause I had too much on my plate. Next semester I'm hoping to work for the Media Education Center.
     
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    It's basically just an on-campus job that supports you, but instead of getting free scholarship money, the govt. pays half your wages (or a set amount) and you have to work for it.
     
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    ...but oncampus jobs are usually cake anyhow.
     
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    Sure, but they're not always as interesting or worthwhile.
     
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    Absolutely not! My first workstudy job sucked hardcore... Many a day I sat in a room surrounded by four white walls staring into oblivion, trying not to fall asleep.
     
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    You go to LSU? I have a friend who goes there. Anyway, I'm not in work study and actually I don't know anybody who is.
     
  9. guitarsingerguy Who am I?

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    Yeah, I do go to LSU. Well, most workstudy programs are meant to attempt to put you into some type of field to help your future career, but it simply can't always be. You're more likely to get assinged something if you choose off campus workstudy as well.
     
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    The dean of the honors college is also a family friend. At least I think she's the dean of the honors college. Anyway, most of the people I know here at Texas State are in the mass communication program so they either work for the newspaper or the radio station...and these aren't part of the work study program. I also know a lot of political science and english majors. I could know some people who are in work study and they just haven't told me they are.
     
  11. guitarsingerguy Who am I?

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    I'm assuming Texas State has a criminology or criminal justice program there right? Do you know if it's any good?
     
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    YEAH, I DID WORK STUDY AT 'WKU', FROM '90-'92. I WORKED AT THE 'WESTERN KY. MUSEUM', ON CAMPUS, AND DID ANYTHING FROM REPAIRS/MAINTAINENCE TO GALLERY GUARD DUTY, AND DISPLAY CLEANING. IT WAS ALL EASY WORK, AND I GOT PAID $5.50/HR (WHICH WAS WELL ABOVE MIN. WAGE AT THE TIME). :up:
     
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    It's supposed to be one of our best programs. Actually, my former roommate is in the criminal justice program.
     
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    That sounds really interesting, keep us updated!
     
  15. guitarsingerguy Who am I?

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    Definitely will. I just hope it really is that interesting.
     
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    I'm kicking around where I'm gonna go to grad school, and Texas isn't too far away. I'm actually considering Moorehead St. because they have some of the coolest classes, but I also want to go to a school known for a good program.
     

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