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How do I find classes that are required for my degree?

Students have assigned to meet with as needed for educational planning. Students meet with their advisors at least quarterly to plan schedules and monitor progress toward meeting educational goals. If a student does not have an assigned advisor, they can contact the Student Development Center to schedule an advising appointment.

(509) 527-4262

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What if I am unsure about my educational or career goals?

Career assessments and planning are available to those students needing assistance in addition to advising. Students can request additional services and/or classes through their advisor.

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My company downsized and I canít find work in my previous field. What assistance is available to me?

Dislocated workers can be eligible to receive funds in order to train in a new employment field. Prospective students can contact the Career and Employment Services Center regarding potential funding for training.

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I recently experienced changes in my life that now require me to work and I need more education to get the job I want.What help is available?

Displaced homemakers may be eligible to receive funds for school in preparation to enter the workforce. Prospective students can contact the Career and Employment Services Center regarding potential funding and training.

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Iím a Veteran and would like information on attending your college.

There are several types of assistance available to Veterans, including assistance with tuition, fees and books. Prospective students should contact the Student Development Center for further information.

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Can you help me with creating a resume and cover letter, preparing for interviews and applying for jobs?

The Career and Employment Services Center offers assistance with all areas of employment preparation. WorkSource is also available to students on campus needing assistance in these areas.

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What is Work Study?

Federal and State Work Study funds are need-based and are awarded to students through financial aid. Federal Work Study allows awarded students to participate in on campus employment for up to 10 hours per week in a variety of positions based on experience and/or interests. State Work Study requires awarded students to participate in positions that are related to their intended field of employment for up to 19 hours per week.

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Are all students guaranteed Work Study placement?

No, eligibility for Work Study funds is determined by Federal and/or State need-based guidelines.

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How do I get the money for my work Study award?

Students awarded Work Study as part of their Financial Aid award are required to complete an application in the Career and Employment Services Center. After completing an application students are pre-screened and then referred to interview for potential employment positions.

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How can I work when Iím going to school full-time?

Student employment positions are created to minimize interference with completion of educational goals. Walla Walla Community College recognizes that education is a studentís first priority and limits the weekly hours of student positions in hopes of ensuring enough time is available to student for their academic pursuits. Students are also required by Financial Aid to maintain a 2.0 gpa in order to continue receiving Work Study funds. Should a student be placed on probation due to academic performance they should meet with their academic advisor and employment supervisor to evaluate their educational goals.

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How do I find out about Work Study jobs?

Students who have been awarded Work Study funds through financial aid can contact the Career and Employment Services Center to complete an application and preview Work Study positions available through our website.