Is Work+ an internship or work-study?
An internship is a program offered by an employer that is designed to facilitate work that is directly related to a student’s major or career interest. Internships often include a paid wage, but not tuition benefits. A work-study job is usually a campus job and may be part of a federal program that pays a wage, but not tuition benefits.
Work+ jobs are entry-level positions that are often high turnover and difficult to fill. Your Work+ job will likely not be directly related to your major. However, you learn very important transferable skills in a work+ job such as communication, cultural fluency, professionalism and teamwork. Work+ jobs include a paid wage and tuition benefits.
What is Work+?
Work+ is a program for Miami University Regionals students to obtain an associate or bachelor’s degree while working part-time and getting their tuition paid. Students work approximately 24 hours per week with a Work+ employer and take classes in a major of their choice.
- Employer payment of tuition and general fees for fall and spring semester, but not special purpose and course fees
- An hourly wage paid directly to you for each hour worked for your employer
- Dedicated Work+ staff to assist with your student and career development
- Work/school schedule coordination
- Priority Registration
What if I don’t like my Work+ job?
How do students become part of the Work+ program?
To be part of the Work+ program, a student must be accepted into Miami University Regionals as a student and gain employment with a Work+ employer. During the Work+ onboarding process, students will submit applications to several employers who will choose employees based on their own hiring practices.
Do I have to be a full-time student?
Will I receive benefits from my employer?
Are students required to work during summer and winter breaks?
Do employers pay for summer and winter term tuition?
How will I choose a Work+ employer?
Can I change Work+ employers if I don’t like my Work+ job?
Can I work another part-time job while participating in Work+?
Can I major in any subject?
What is a Work+ Student Agreement?
What qualifications must be met to receive tuition benefits each semester?
- Have a signed Work+ Student Agreement on file prior to the deadline, which is communicated to Work+ students by the Work+ staff
- Earn a C- or better in all courses taken
- Be an employee in good standing of the Work+ employer as defined by the employer
Is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA required and how often must it be completed?
Are graduate studies included in this program?
What campus services are available to me as a Work+ student?
Does Work+ provide career assistance?
Can I take online classes?
What if I previously attended Miami Regionals?
What kind of orientation do I have to attend?
It depends on your student type.
If you are a first-time new student, you must attend a new student orientation session (SOAR).
If you are a Transfer student, you must complete and online orientation (SOAR), meet individually with an academic advisor to schedule classes.
Current students and returning former students will need to meet individually with a Work+ team member.
Once hired by a Work+ employer, there may be an additional orientation conducted by your employer.