By Audrey Adelson
March 25, 2011
Is your “To Do” list too long? Could you use some helping hands? Spring is finally upon us and with it comes sunny skies and warmer weather. We all look forward to the weekend when so we can enjoy the longer days, have some fun with family and friends, take in a festival or even try to escape to the beach. All of that sounds great right? But what about having to clean up the yard or have that garage sale that you have been putting off? Many of us look forward to spring, but it also means that our “To Do” list gets even longer.
Don’t forget about the Emory Employee-Student Job Network! It is a great way to find the helping hands you may be looking for. The Employee-Student Job Network is a way for Emory faculty and staff (and graduate students) to find students to help them with work-life responsibilities such as babysitting, pet care, house sitting, lawn care, etc. The program launched in the fall of 2009 and has been very well received by both employees and students.
Employees interested in hiring an Emory student for a work-life job can post their position to the network where it is automatically placed in data base at the Emory Career Center for students to review and follow up. With the economy still struggling, the program has been useful to everyone and helps those of us working at Emory without student interaction find a linkage to them. There is no fee to use the program and it is available exclusively to Emory affiliates using a PeopleSoft login and pass word.
While this is a great opportunity for everyone at Emory, it is still important to always take proper safety measures. Tip sheets have been created to help both employees and students at Emory and can be found at the Emory University Career Center and at the Emory WorkLife Resource Center. If you have questions about this program, you may contact The Emory WorkLife Resource Center at (404) 727-8000.
The Emory Employee-Student Job Network serves only to link Emory employees and Emory students for the convenience of managing work-life responsibilities. Neither Emory University nor the Emory University Career Center screens or recommends students who are available to provide services nor makes any endorsement as to the students’ qualifications. Emory University and the Emory University Career Center only guarantee that candidates are currently registered Emory students. In addition, Emory University makes no representations to Emory students as to the nature of the needed services or the potential employers other than that they are current Emory faculty, staff or students. Hired students are considered employees or contractors of the person requesting the services and not employees or contractors of Emory.
Students and employees acknowledge that, for the benefit of participating in the Employee-Student Job Network, they release, covenant not to sue, and forever discharge Emory and its trustees, officers, and agents of and from any and all claims, losses, demands, rights, and causes of action of whatever kind or nature, including but not limited to negligence, unforeseen bodily and personal injuries, damage to property, and the consequences thereof, resulting from participation in, or the services obtained from, the Employee-Student Job Network.