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Student Financial Aid

Important Dates

FWS Fall/Spring Work Period is August 24, 2014 - May 30, 2015

Tools to Monitor your FWS Award

How many hours can I work?
FWS Award Payment Tracking
How much do I have left?

FWS tools will require macros to be enabled on your computer. Instructions for downloading and enabling the macros can be viewed here.

More Information

FWS Student Handbook

Interview Tips and Professional Etiquette

Interview Tips

What to do before the Interview

Be prepared! Know yourself and the job description and practice interview questions. Be sure to dress professionally and to arrive early to the interview.

What to do during the Interview

Demonstrate self-confidence! Greet the interviewer with a firm handshake and maintain eye contact throughout the interview. Listen attentively, ask pertinent questions, and use good communication skills. As the interview concludes, make sure you know the next steps in the hiring process and express interest in being hired.

What to do after the Interview

Send a thank you letter/email to the interviewer thanking them for their time and consideration, and expressing your continued interest in the position after learning more about it. Be sure to make note of who interviewed you, when your interview was, and what follow-up actions you have taken. You should also reflect on your interview experience. Identify your strengths and weaknesses in order to continually improve your interviewing proficiency.

More Tips

To see more resume and interview tips, including sample resumes and sample interview questions, visit the University Career Center webpage.

General Etiquette for the Workplace
  • Always be on time for work. Notify your employer in advance if you expect changes in your work schedule. In the event of any unplanned changes in your schedule, contact your employer.
  • Be sure to switch your cell phones to vibrate or silent while at work.
  • Follow the dress code of the office.
  • Never use office resources for personal use.
  • Never use foul or offensive language while working.
  • Make an effort to establish positive and professional relationships with your co-workers.