College Student Summer Employment FAQ

1. What is the College Student Summer Employment Program?
a. The College Student Summer Employment Program is an employment opportunity designed to provide exposure to professional careers in healthcare, obtain work experience and develop work habits and communication skills that can be helpful in shaping future career interests.

2. Who is eligible for the program?
a. High school graduates who are currently enrolled in college are eligible. 
3. I was a part of the program last year.  Am I eligible to return?
a. Yes, students may partake in the program a total of two (2) times. It does not have to be consecutive years.
4. I’m enrolled in college, but I’m not yet 18.  Am I still eligible?
a. Yes, anyone under 18 years of age must submit an underage waiver, signed by a parent, with their application.
5. Is this a paid program?
a. Yes, the hourly wage is $15.
6. How many hours will I work a week?
a. You will work no more than 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday, during normal business hours.  Part-time may be available.
7. When will I need to be available?
a. Employees are expected to be available for at least 2-3 months beginning at the end of May through the end of September.
8. How are students selected for this program?
a. Selection is based on the needs of UCLA Health departments.  Departments request students with specific skills and knowledge areas, or who have a strong interest in a particular field.  Preference is given to current or former UCLA volunteers.
9. How many students will be selected?
a. We are unable to foresee how many students will be selected. Once we know our department needs, we will be able to start placing students.
10. What do I need to do to apply?
a. To apply, please submit a completed application, online assessment and resume.
11. How will I know if I am selected?
a. You will be contacted by the program coordinator and offered a position within the program.  You will be given the details of your placement at that time.
12. I’ve been selected and I’ve accepted!  What can I expect next?
a. Before you may begin employment, you will be contacted to complete the following tasks:
     i. Background Check/ Livescan
     ii. Physical Examination – including Drug Screen
     iii. New Hire Paperwork Session
b. You will also be given a description of your role and instructions for your assignment.
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Connect with the patient and their family members by addressing them as Mr./Ms., or by the name they prefer.

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