At GCA, students are given the opportunity to participate in an on- or off-campus job. We believe that learning to work, being punctual, and faithfully performing assigned duties is as much a part of preparing students for their future as is their academics. Students receive a grade for their job, and earnings are used to offset tuition costs. The estimated earnings range between $1,600–$2,000 for the school year.
The following descriptions provide a brief glimpse into the various jobs available. If you would like more information about the student work program and/or the ASSIST Program, please contact K.C. Larsen, student work coordinator, at 706-625-7151 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duties range from receptionists and janitorial workers to resident hall assistants.
Students work with teachers to grade, clean, and prepare for classes.
Work assignments range from bookkeeping in the Business Office, to serving as a receptionist at the front desk, to working with Enrollment Services.
Students perform various duties, including cooking and cleaning, to help provide delicious meals for the students and staff.
Grounds and Maintenance
Duties include mowing lawns, weeding flower beds, raking leaves, maintaining the facilities, fixing things that are broken in the dorms or elsewhere on campus, and working on the school's vehicles.
Computer Help Desk
Students work on a variety of computer-related issues and projects such as graphic design, streaming, internet servers and switches, and laptop repair. A resume and two non-family recommendations are required for a job with the Help Desk.
Southern Adventist University’s ASSIST Program
In partnership with Southern Adventist University’s ASSIST grant program, GCA offers a unique tuition assistance program. Students who work with the ASSIST program help senior citizens in the community with light housecleaning and/or yard work. They also have fun with their senior mentors through activities such as visiting, reading, and playing games. As the young people build generational bridges, they also benefit from the wisdom and mentorship of the older adults they are paired with.
This program helps students develop important job skills such as commitment, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, empathy, and collaboration. While learning the value of service, students also help cover a portion of their tuition.