Read what current and former student workers have to say about their student employment experiences at Carleton.

Admissions Positions Definitions

This summer, all of the admissions blogs are coming from Summer Fellows. We’re all current Carleton students, but we work full time over the summer to do tons of admissions-y work. And whenever I get…

Summer Social Science Research

Social science undergraduate research This summer, I am splitting my time between being an Admissions Fellow and a Research Assistant. This means I’m working 20 hours in the admissions office and 20…

You Want To Bamba?

When I first came to Carleton I was super nervous about fulfilling the P.E requirement. Although I was on the swim team in high school, I wasn’t really good at it and, in turn, never considered myself…

A Day in the Life of a Fellow

7:15 am – Wake up and commute to work I wake up around 7:15 am, giving myself plenty of time to get ready, pack my lunch, and head off to work in the Scoville admissions office. The commute to…

Reflecting on the Last 3 Years

About a year ago, I wrote a blog post detailing some of the college milestones that I had hit as a rising junior. From adapting to dorm life to studying abroad, I found it a rewarding exercise to…

Dining Hall Dynamics

For my entire time at Carleton, I have worked in the dining hall. While many people consider the dining hall work an undesirable job on campus, I love it! There are so many fun parts of the job, and…

Working Hard or Hardly Working?

From my experience, I would say that work study is working hard but having fun! I really like both of my student employment positions so it’s all work hard play hard over here. What is student…

Running a Film in the Weitz Cinema

The Weitz Cinema Do you know Carleton has a cinema on campus? When I first heard about it, I was not surprised at all. I thought all colleges would have one. However, I gradually realized that it was…

Working in the Dining Halls: Fall Term Edition

Hi people, Congratulations to those who have been admitted to Carleton and good luck to the Regular Decision applicants as well. In my welcome to the Class of 2026, I’d like to highlight student…

Winter Break in Review

You know what the first thing I remembered about Carleton was while doing my school research before coming here? Not the snow and the cold (seemed far away and couldn’t feel it at that moment), not…

Work/Life Balance Strategies

First of all, I do not claim to have the science of the perfect work/life balance entirely figured out. In fact, it’s a constant work in progress. However, as a junior in college, I’ve developed some…

End-of-Term Reflections

It’s hard to believe that I’m officially more than halfway through my Carleton career. My time as a college student is flying by—if you ask me, it’s moving far too fast!…
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