The Norwegian Department has approximately 10-12 student workers during the academic year. In addition to providing some much needed money, these jobs give students the opportunity to become more involved in the department, get to know the faculty and the students (both American and Norwegian), and use Norwegian language on a regular basis. The faculty invite qualified students to apply by contacting the student work supervisor, Nancy Aarsvold.
- American students: Students who have taken
at least two semesters of Norwegian and who have a student work
award are eligible to apply. Students without a work award are
eligible to work as tutors
in the Academic Support Center, and
in special cases we can hire a student without a work award for
the Norwegian Department if the work involves a special skill.
- Norwegian students: Norwegian
students who have received the Cole Scholarship or who have a
student work award are eligible
to work up to 5 hours per week in the Norwegian Department. Students
without a work award are eligible to work as tutors
in the Academic Support Center, and we can often hire native Norwegian students
without a work award since they have a special skill necessary
for work in our department, namely fluency in Norwegian and knowledge
of Norwegian culture.
- Norwegian House NAs: The Native Assistant in the Norwegian House is required to work 10 hours per week in the Norwegian Department. If there are two NAs, then the work requirement is 5 hours each per week.
Students workers make an important contribution to daily life in the Norwegian Department, and faculty count on the student workers to do their work efficiently and well. Please read the guidelines for student workers in the Norwegian Department.
Pay Scale, Schedule, Jobs, and Forms
Students workers in the Norwegian Department receive $7.15 (freshmen and sophomores) or $7.40 (juniors and seniors) per hour. The most common jobs for student workers are grading papers, updating the bulletin boards, and staffing the weekly Conversation Table and Homework Help sessions. Paper grading is done in the department office (Old Main 14) during day hours (8:00-5:00 pm), the Conversation Table is from 6-7 pm on Mondays in the Black Ballroom, and Homework Help sessions are on Sunday and Thursday evenings in Buntrock Commons. Each month, students must fill out a timesheet as a record of their work hours and submit it to the Old Main secretary, Jennifer Bothun, by a specified date.
Students who have received a job in the Norwegian Department should see the Old Main secretary, Jennifer Bothun, to fill out the necessary forms. These forms are also available online.
For further information about student work at St. Olaf, please see the website for Student Work from the Financial Aid Department.