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Program Details

The Alamo Colleges Private-Sector Work-Study Program (PWS) provides federal financial aid eligible students the opportunity to work part-time in a private-sector workplace related to your career interest. Private-sector employers are businesses that seek to generate profit and provide goods and services.

These private-sector work-study experiences bridge the gap between the classroom and real-world knowledge. You may work between 10 to 19 hours per week with earn-and-learn opportunities that provide meaningful skills training that align with your future career goals. The Private-Sector Work-Study positions will pay $12.50+, depending on the employer and the position.

For Spring 2021, the Private-Sector Work-Study Program is available to work-study eligible students majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics (including Industrial Trades), and selected majors from the Creative & Communication Arts, Business & Entrepreneurship, Health & Biosciences, and Public Service fields of study. For a complete list of specific majors, visit PWS majors.

 

You may be eligible for a position if you:

  • Are studying one of the specific PWS majors
  • Qualify for federal work-study
  • Submit a resume and cover letter (samples provided below; editing and coaching will be provided as needed)
  • Are willing to work either remotely, onsite, or hybrid in Spring 2021
  • Manage the communication between your supervising faculty member and the employer, if you are completing a program-required internship

PWS Resume Format                    PWS Cover Letter

Major not a fit? If your major does not qualify for Public Sector Work-Study Program, consider the Community Work-Study Program.

 

To apply:

If you know you are eligible for work-study:

  1. Go to alamo.edu/jobs, click on Work-Study, click on your home college, and complete the application.
  2. Create or reformat your resume in the required PWS Resume Format.
  3. Go to alamo.edu/careerprep, click on Work-Study and Internship Opportunities, under Position Type select Private-Sector Work-Study and select 1-3 jobs which interest you.
  4. Write a PWS Cover Letter for each of the jobs you have selected.
  5. Send your job choices, resume, and cover letters to kdriscoll2@alamo.edu.
  6. Have questions? Email Katherine at kdriscoll2@alamo.edu for help.

If you are not yet on federal financial aid, visit https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa to complete the federal application.

If you are on federal financial and do not know if you are eligible for work-study, cut and paste the inquiry below and send it to dst-careerprep@alamo.edu:

I am currently on federal financial aid.

Please inform me if I am also eligible for a work-study award.

Thank you.

Provide your full name and your Banner ID#

 

Contact Us Today!

Phone:

210-485-0142

Email:

dst-careerprep@alamo.edu